In order to feel valuable and fulfilled our basic emotional needs have to be met.
The Human Givens Approach has identified the following needs as being important:
Security – having safe territory and the room to grow
Connection – being emotionally connected to others
Achievement – having a sense of achieving things
Privacy – being able to have some time and space to reflect
Fun – friendship, love, intimacy.
Meaning – finding meaning and purpose from being stretched
Status – having a sense of status and respect within social groups
Control – a sense of autonomy