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