“When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.” Abraham Maslow
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs was developed into a simplified three-factor model by an American psychologist, Clayton Paul Alderfer. This model then went on to be known as the ERG model. It is a model that focuses on motivation.
Nancy: I feel like I’m not being acknowledged enough. I don’t feel heard by the people around me.
Brianne: Be glad that your situation isn’t as bad as Stacy’s. She was pushed into a non-consensual marriage.
Kayla: I can understand your angst, Nancy. It must feel terrible to not be heard and understood by your family. [continue reading…]
We as humans construct our personalities and beliefs based on the multitude of aspects; amongst which the aspect of social influence plays a pivotal role. As we are social beings, we structure and design our perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours through the interactions around our social networks. Therefore, it is fitting to make the notion that our environment makes the most of us.