Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a pyramid-shaped model that categorizes human needs into five levels.
- The base of the pyramid is made up of basic needs such as food, water, and shelter.
- The next level consists of needs such as safety, love, and belonging.
- The third level is made up of the need for self-esteem and respect from others.
- The fourth level is the need for self-actualization, which is the realization of one’s true potential.
- At the top is the need for self-transcendence, which is the ability to rise above one’s ego and connect with something greater.