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Core Emotional Needs

Updated: May 7, 2022

(other needs stem from these)




Connection


Consistency


Significance



Variety


Contribution


Growth and learning



Connection


Affection

Appreciation

Attention

Closeness

Companionship

Contact

Harmony

Intimacy

Love

Nurture

Sexual expression

Tenderness

Warmth

Play / Leisure

Fun

Humour

Joy

Pleasure

Rejuvenation

Relaxation

Aliveness

Celebration

Communion

Faith

Flow

Hope

Peace



Consistency and Security

Emotional safety

Peace of mind ,

Physical safety - Air, Food, Health, Light, Movement, Rest, Shelter, Touch, Water

Protection

Stability



Significance - To Matter


Acceptance

Acknowledgement

Care

Compassion

Consideration

Empathy

Recognition

Respect

To be heard

To be seen

Trust

Understanding



Variety and Freedom

Autonomy

Choice

Ease

Independence

Responsibility

Space

Mystery



Contribution and Community

Belonging

Communication

Cooperation

Equality

Inclusion

Mutuality

Participation

Partnership

Self-expression

Sharing

Support Tolerance

Integration

Purpose



Learning, understanding and Growth


Awareness and Consciousness

Clarity

Discovery

Learning

Stimulation

Challenge

Exploration

Creativity

Inspiration


Learning and growth within ourselves

Agency

Authenticity

Competence

Dignity

Effectiveness

Empowerment

Healing

Honesty

Integrity

Mattering to myself - Self-acceptance , Self-care , Self-realisation, knowing I’m enough

Presence





Ref:NVC




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