There are 5 basic needs that EVERYBODY has. They are:
To have a balanced life we strive to meet all of our needs. The need for survival is the most basic need and is number one for everyone. However, if our need for survival is taken care of, we all have one need that is MOST important to us (Love, Power, Freedom or Fun). This will be different for everyone. When we learn the hierarchy of our needs we can better understand our behaviours. This is also helpful in understanding the behaviour of others.
Adapted from Diane Gossen Restitution: Restructuring School Discipline