What "need" do you think you you tend to satisfy the most?

Posted by: PetersSmith

A psychologist named Henry Murray came up with a theory of psychogenic needs. This theory describes personality being a result of basic needs that are found mostly at the unconscious level. There are twenty-seven needs that he claimed all people had, but each person has different levels of each need.

Vote
17 Total Votes
1

Understanding (positive)

The need to ask questions, seek knowledge, analyze, and experience.
7 votes
3 comments
2

Exhibition (neutral)

The need to draw attention.
2 votes
1 comment
3

Play (positive)

The need to have fun, relax, and relieve tension or stress.
1 vote
0 comments
4

Succorance (neutral)

The need to obtain sympathy or protection.
1 vote
0 comments
5

Dominance (neutral)

The need to lead or be in control.
1 vote
0 comments
6

Erotic (neutral)

The need to create and enjoy erotic relationships.
1 vote
0 comments
7

Counteraction (positive)

The need to defend one's honor.
1 vote
0 comments
8

Abasement (negative)

The need to accept punishment and surrender.
1 vote
0 comments
9

Achievement (positive)

The need to succeed and be able to overcome obstacles.
1 vote
0 comments
10

Aggression (negative)

The need to harm others.
1 vote
0 comments
11

Autonomy (neutral)

The need to remain strong and resist others.
0 votes
0 comments
12

Blame avoidance (neutral)

The need to obey rules and avoid blame.
0 votes
0 comments
13

Construction (positive)

The need to create and build.
0 votes
0 comments
14

Contrariance (positive :D)

The need to be unique.
0 votes
0 comments
15

Acquisition (neutral)

The need to attain possessions.
0 votes
0 comments
16

Affiliation (positive)

The need to make friendships and relations.
0 votes
0 comments
17

Defendance (neutral)

The need to justify one's actions.
0 votes
0 comments
18

Deference (neutral)

The need to serve or follow someone who is one's superior.
0 votes
0 comments
19

Recognition (neutral)

The need to gain social status and approval by displaying one's achievements.
0 votes
0 comments
20

Sentience (positive)

The need to enjoy sensuous experiences.
0 votes
0 comments
21

Exposition (neutral)

The need to educate and give information.
0 votes
0 comments
22

Infavoidance (neutral)

The need to hide weaknesses and avoid shame or failure.
0 votes
0 comments
23

I don't try to satisfy any of these needs.

That doesn't make any sense. You may disagree with Murray's theory, but are you saying you don't do any of these?
0 votes
0 comments
24

Order (positive)

The need to organize, arrange, and be particular.
0 votes
0 comments
25

Nurturance (positive)

The need to protect those that are helpless.
0 votes
0 comments
26

Similance (positive)

The need to empathize with others.
0 votes
0 comments
27

Rejection (negative)

The need to reject others.
0 votes
0 comments
Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
PetersSmith says2015-06-13T16:10:54.6666771-05:00
The negative-positive things are my opinion, by the way.
hect says2015-06-13T17:57:35.1959222-05:00
Get that hunchbacked cretin, vile creature mother teresa's picture out of the option "The need to protect those that are helpless"
PetersSmith says2015-06-13T18:17:40.4372344-05:00
Hect: No
hect says2015-06-13T18:33:33.0936680-05:00
Well then your picture is highly misleading and dishonest, the only thing she was concerned about protecting and helping was her canonisation.
PetersSmith says2015-06-13T18:34:41.2971522-05:00
Hect: That's your opinion.
hect says2015-06-13T18:41:27.9189717-05:00
Fact1: mother teresa supported the pope's comments in africa that "aids are bad but not as bad as condoms" fact2: she knowingly took stolen money from the dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier who had stolen it from his own impoverished people in Haiti fact3: constantly advocated that poverty was a gift in Calcutta a place that needed desperately to break free from the oppressing forces that come with poverty So I will not be told it is my "opinion" thank you
PetersSmith says2015-06-13T18:43:06.6599804-05:00
Hect: And I don't care about your opinion.
hect says2015-06-13T18:48:33.2767515-05:00
So you don't care about truth and honest discussion. As would be your duty as moderator of polls, I find that quite disheartening
Kreakin says2015-06-14T05:23:28.7012956-05:00
To be fair Mother Teresa's history is well documented, it's not all as we might like to believe.
Kreakin says2015-06-14T05:30:43.3706671-05:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65JxnUW7Wk4
russian_metaphor_man says2015-06-14T05:33:05.8802839-05:00
Metaphor man says to PetersSmith: "The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn't one".

Freebase Icon   Portions of this page are reproduced from or are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.