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An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs


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Excerpt: The most basic need is Physiological - check. The third need (since it is basically a relatively linear theory) is Love/Belonging - check. The top need, the highest of the "growth" needs is self actualization - check. Issue - The basic concept here is that the higher needs only come into focus once all the needs that are lower down in the pyramid are mainly or entirely satisfied. Well, why is self actualization not a more basic need? What happens to the few people who are circuited

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    An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    The most basic need is Physiological - check.

    The third need (since it is basically a relatively linear theory) is Love/Belonging - check.

    The top need, the highest of the "growth" needs is self actualization - check.

    Issue - The basic concept here is that the higher needs only come into focus once all the needs that are lower down in the pyramid are mainly or entirely satisfied. Well, why is self actualization not a more basic need? What happens to the few people who are circuited so that Love/Belonging is flip-flopped with Self Actualization? Is this not a "healthier" line of development??

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    Maslow's thought process was too....well, physiological. Must've been nice to have had it so easy.
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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    its a theory dude,it doesnt have to be correct,its just an idea

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    Quote Quote posted by theoak01
    its a theory dude,it doesnt have to be correct,its just an idea
    and theories are meant to be analyzed, broken down, rebuilt, and broken down again.

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    agreed,I just dont believe his is correct,has some potential though, maybe he means in the end to be completely happy all those things must be present.

    I think one can be self actualized without the others being there

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    Quote Quote posted by KillahBee
    and theories are meant to be analyzed, broken down, rebuilt, and broken down again.
    OMG just like women!

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    Quote Quote posted by Smurfy
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    lmfao - spot on, doctor

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    i think people with your flip-flop theory are the ones who find love generally later than their peers, since they have taken the time to trully understand who they are and what it is they want before filling the voids

    in essence these people are supplementing their happiness and acceptance with love, rather than trying to be happy and accepted via "love"

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    Re: An issue I have with Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    Just because it may be healthier that way doesn't mean most of us are wired that way. My life would have been easier had I put self actualization in front of love, for sure. I guess most peeps would have it easier that way.

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