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Maslow's hierarchy of needs

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so we talked about before that there's five approaches and understanding motivation and one of these approaches is called Maslow's hierarchy of needs and it's actually broken down into a pyramid so it looks just like this and it was created by a famous psychologist named Maslow so Maslow said that we have needs that need to be fulfilled in a specific order and it has to start from the bottom of the pyramid all the way to the top so our most basic need is our physiological need so this can include anything from food water breathing sleep all of these are essential needs to survive basically the second level is our need for safety so safety of resources safety of employment safety in our health property so all of these are basic needs as well but they can only be fulfilled when our physiological needs are fulfilled so we call these two levels the basic levels now he went on to name a third level and this is our level of love our need for love our need to belong a need to have friends and family so this level of needs is what we call our social needs the fourth level is our need for esteem self esteem so we like to feel confident and have a sense of achievement and what we do so this level is called our level of respect we like to gain respect from others when we reach this level and the last level is called self-actualization it's a big word but it's basically our need for wanting morality a sense of morality a need for acceptance and also creativity so we call this our full potential so think of this as climbing Mount Everest you have to start at the bottom but then along the way you're going to have different checkpoints each of these checkpoints are managed by all the Sherpas on the mountain you can't go from the bottom to the next level unless you check in with the Sherpa and he makes sure that you're okay you've eaten properly you're getting enough rest and only then can you jump to the next level again a Sherpa there at the higher level is going to check and make sure you're breathing okay you're not you're getting enough oxygen and so on so you get to the next checkpoint in the next checkpoint and finally you're at the top where you've realized your maximum potential so this is called Maslow's hierarchy of human needs