NEEDS INVENTORY

© 2005 by Center for Nonviolent Communication | Website: www.cnvc.org

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.


acceptance|belonging |appreciation |community|cooperation | communication| closeness| companionship| compassion|affection| consideration| consistency|empathy | inclusion|intimacy| love| mutuality|nurturing| respect/self-respect|safety|security| stability| support|to know and be known| to see and be seen| to understand and be understood| trust|warmth

CONNECTION


awareness|consciousness|clarity|challenge|mourning|hope|growth|learning|understanding|contribution|participation|service|to matter| purpose| competence| efficacy| effectiveness| creativity| discovery| self-expression| stimulation|celebration of life

MEANING


air food|water | movement/exercise|rest/sleep|touch|sexual expression|safety|shelter

PHYSICAL

WELL-BEING


authenticity|integrity|presence

HONESTY


choice|freedom|independence spontaneity|space

AUTONOMY


joy|humor

PLAY


beauty|communion|equality|harmony| ease|inspiration|order

PEACE