As humans, we all have specific ideas and ideals which we need to survive and thrive. Creating an understanding of the needs ourselves and others have is imperative to our positive personal development. Learning about ourselves and developing a sense of our needs can help us to become better people both inside and out.

To Be Accepted

Every human seeks to find acceptance. Acceptance allows us to feel close and connected, helping us to communicate in every way. Being able to relate and resonate with the ideas, struggles, and goals allows us to form a meaningful connection and feel as though we have support and comfort when we need it.

Respected

Being respected by other people allows us to determine positive boundaries and understand our relationships better. Being respected means feeling accepted and cared for and involved with others without being torn down, manipulated, or cheated out of what we deserve.

Heard

Feeling heard means that other people appreciate and understand what you say and respect our ability to express ourselves. When we feel listened to, it helps us gain confidence and a sense of self. With feeling heard comes a sense of love and acceptance, which helps us grow.

Understood

Being understanding can be hard to gain when people with similar interests and minds do not surround us. Ultimately, we need to feel that we have things in common with others to build meaningful relationships and connections with others. Sometimes we can struggle to understand one another, but the journey to accepting other people requires empathy and open-mindedness, which often does not come naturally.

Loved

Love is an essential human need. We all wish to feel loved, for others to care for us and to be able to rely on other people to help us through difficulty. Love guarantees comfort and security for us and enables closeness and care. When we love someone else, whether it be as a friend or more, we are expressing an affinity to their character and a willingness to try to understand them.

Why We Need to Be Positive in Fulfilling Our Needs

If we find that our needs are not met or fail to connect with other people and share meaningful relationships, we will likely become negative and suffer as a result. We must seek to develop these attributes and find them in others to establish a positive and worthwhile relationship with ourselves and others.

Self-Development

The importance of self-development means finding out about ourselves what is necessary and establishing how we must search for human connection and meaning in life. By developing ourselves and gaining positive attributes, we can establish a firm sense of acting better with human needs in mind and how we can best receive them. Activities like guided meditation allow us to discern new things about ourselves and the world around us with joy and newfound positivity.

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