Needs – a list of describing words

The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to support anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery and to facilitate greater understanding and connection between people. The categorization of the needs in this list comes from Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall Rosenberg. (observations, feelings, needs and requests)

CONNECTIONPHYSICAL WELL-BEINGMEANING
acceptanceairawareness
affectionfoodcelebration of life
appreciationmovement/exercisechallenge
belongingrest/sleepclarity
cooperationsexual expressioncompetence
communicationsafetyconsciousness
closenesssheltercontribution
communitytouchcreativity
companionshipwaterdiscovery
compassionefficacy
considerationHONESTYeffectiveness
consistencyauthenticitygrowth
empathyintegrityhope
inclusionpresencelearning
intimacymourning
lovePEACEparticipation
mutualitybeautypurpose
nurturingcommunionself-expression
respect/self-respecteasestimulation
safetyequalityto matter
securityharmonyunderstanding
stabilityinspiration
supportorder
to know and be known
to see and be seenPLAY
to understand andjoy
be understoodhumor
trust
warmth