Abraham Maslow introduced a very simple way of understanding the needs of a person. The Hierarchy of Needs sorts the needs of the lowest and most basic levels to the higher levels. Maslow then arises within their theory of personality, the concept of hierarchy of needs, which needs are structurally organized with varying degrees of power, according to a biological determination given by our genetic makeup as the agency human species.
The hierarchy is organized so that the deficit needs are in the lower parts, while development needs are in the highest parts of the hierarchy; thus, in the order given by the power and priority, we find the deficit needs, which would be the physiological needs, safety needs, needs of love and belonging, esteem needs; and development needs, what the needs of self-actualization and transcendence needs be. Within this structure, when the needs of one level are met, a state of apathy does not occur, but the focus becomes occupied by the needs of the next level and is located on the site of the next higher hierarchy, and it is these needs that is being sought.
Maslow 's theory suggests that the lower needs are a priority, and therefore, more powerful than the higher needs in the hierarchy; Only when the person fails to satisfy the lower needs - even if it does so on, gradually enter their knowledge higher needs, and that the motivation to meet them; as the positive trend takes more important, a greater degree of psychological health and a move towards full humanization is experienced.
For Maslow, the human would become fully accepting the satisfaction of the needs identified by our biological base, which would, after satisfying the trends that unite us with the rest of humanity, the idiosyncratic discover what distinguishes us from the rest human beings, discover your own tastes, talents determined by our inheritance concretizarlos - develop
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