Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology. It argues that there are five stages of human needs that motivate our behaviour. Abraham Maslow proposed his theory in 1943 after studying what he called exemplary people such as Albert Einstein or Eleanor Roosevelt. First there are physiological needs, such as the need to breathe, eat, drink or sleep. The moment we got enough of that and we feel awake and our bellies are full, we get motivated by the next thing. Now we want safety. We try to earn money, build up resources and look for shelter that protects us against dangers. Once we are satisfied and feel safe, we have time to think about what we want next. At stage three we seek love and belonging. We desire to be close to family and friends, belong to a society or join a gang. But the moment we feel completely part of a group we already wish to be a little different than the rest. At stage four we look for esteem, self-confidence and respect from our peers. We want to be someone. If we have money, we buy a fancy watch. If we have a brain, we write or think or work a lot. Motivation to perform and compete is now at its highest. Students, sportsmen and inventors excel. Neil Armstrong even flew to the moon. only if we breathe, and drink and eat and sleep enough and we feel safe and part of a group and still special, only then we can reach level five: self-actualisation. Now we can relax, be creative, accept facts for what they are, give back or do whatever we want. No more pressure, unless of course there is trouble below. If you are leader and believe in the theory, use it. First make sure everyone has eaten well. Then make them feel safe and help them belong to a group. Once they feel they belong, they are ready to stand out and excel. Thanks for watching! Even if we try to keep it short, each video is quite some work. First we research and write a script. Then we brainstorm ideas. And after that we draw the storybook. Then it’s recorded, narrated and finally edited. If you want to support us to make more videos on Learning and Education, visit


  • Andy Kaufman says:

    God I never realized how much me wanting my own house and self sustainability without my parents affects me stage 2 has put a hold on my happiness but now I know that’s what I’ve always wanted and it’s not too much to ask for

  • historia sztuki says:

    Repeatedly repeated lie. In 1970, Maslow transformed his hierarchy of needs into an eight-point system, adding the need for transcendence at the highest level.

  • Della Monk says:


  • monalika moni says:




  • Brian Stallings says:

    With all due respect, these are being confused with wants. Now I know while people suffer, in fact, why I’ve been suffering. What you see as poison, I know and understand to be a poison valor from experience. The irony that this would show up in a moment like this is nothing short of impeccable timing.

  • Walker Forsyth says:

    You can throw all this out the window once Asperger's is applied

  • Naruto says:

    U forgotten Physiological need for sex.

  • Tanishka Bhardwaj says:

    Makemore videos 😅😍

  • sivakumar subramaniam says:

    I m stuck in level 3… I can’t go further:..

  • thisisbob1001 says:

    Don't just assume we all follow thus just because one guy said so
    We are all different.

  • Bärbel Nitsche says:

    YES , exactly … summaized briefly and succinctly .
    Thank you so much .

  • Rude Dog says:


  • v Bremont says:

    nice art work explicit / intuitive / and makes people think ! hopeful/ technology & arts blend /

  • brendan golledge says:

    The problem I have with this is that it says self-actualization comes from external circumstances rather than inner work.

  • Mo Clarke says:


  • Martin says:

    Nope. Maslow has been disproven many times.

  • Oscar Sebastian Andrés Cartes montes says:

    Great… And the best is your needs waa added at the end… Thanks a lots

  • Dyetaa says:

    Looks like the first version was released when the first species of humans appeared,and starting from the Beta when chimps were still a thing.

  • matija šlat says:

    very nice drawings 👍

  • Abhilash Sharma says:

    You just separated wheat from the chaff. Every important thing explained just in 2 minutes. Simply amazing.

  • traderpapertiga says:


    Vs. Societal expectations

    Guess who wins? 😂

  • Cindy Gathigia says:

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  • lucky jinx says:

    Marketing 210 I hate yooooooouuuu

  • Tony Ping says:

    Can stages 4 and 5 be switched or mixed around because you can apply self actualisation before you have any self esteem

  • OhPlease a says:

    Sadly not correct anymore. The current top is hate, second row, is hate and more hate. Third row is narcissism, hate and more hate.

  • Matthew Ashworth says:

    It's an amazing model, and sadly many people misinterpret it and say it's untrue just because there are many examples of us giving attention to say needs in tier 3 when a tier 2 is not fully met. But the way this model works is not that we need to gain a 100% satisfaction in one tier before we can move onto the next. In fact, we're giving attention to all tiers simultaneously, but the lower tier needs will take up more of our time, energy, and resources, because they're much more vital for survival. If those needs are satisfied, we can then allocate more energy and time to higher tier needs. This model is dynamic. The amount of attention we give each tier changes every minute, depending on how our environment and wellbeing is changing. But no, you don't stop being creative just because you are starving. You just spend a lot less time thinking about creativity and more time thinking on where to get food until that need is satisfied.

  • arjun malviya says:

    Like the chakras in yoga👍

  • Di chan - , - says:

    Now here’s my exact problem. My parents feed me and give me a place to sleep but they don’t make me feel like I belong and constantly pressure me to do what they want

  • K. CHAN says:

    I'm stuck on stage 2…. Anybody have and hacks?

  • Ghughu Maal says:

    Esteem…can't motivate to get esteem

  • Ghughu Maal says:

    Bullshit…me ve seen relatively poor people with low company high esteem and great peace in mind and also rich guys loosing their peace of mind by running after balance kitty party esteem Nd getting taunts from peers…

  • Ghughu Maal says:

    You just gave a grey description of social hierarchy not satisfaction

  • Zander Duhaylungsod says:

    1:21 am i the only one thought the girl'r hair is the boys feet?

  • Luke Patteson says:


  • Ayan Jaria says:

    It would be much better if i had seen this video earlier before my boarda it would have helped me a lot

  • Kristian Santosa says:

    Some people disagree with this concept but I think they missed the golden nugget that you gave.
    This principle can be seen from a leader point of view, it is NOT about getting YOU to the top tier but to help OTHERS to get to the top tier.

    We want our team members to reach their full potential and channel it for our team's output but if we neglect their needs in the lower tiers, it is very unlikely for them to get to the top.
    E.g. If you treat your team like trash, they won't fulfil their stage 3 and thus it is very unlikely for them to give the team the optimal output they can produce (which can only be attained after fulfilling stage 4 or even 5).

  • Glenn Roberts says:

    Psychology is as absurd as quantum physics. Both are based on pulling hypotheses out of their asses. Hypotheses that can't be proven but if said by enough people with enough emphasis someone will believe them.

  • Şükür Şükür says:

    I am about stage 5. I will make people, in my vicinity, my slave.

  • Kumar Suman says:

    (Hence, they should worship the Lord of this House who feeds them in HUNGER and provides them with PEACE in fear.) (Surat . 106, V. 3-4)
    Is it a coincidence?
    This is taken from the sacred book of the Moooosllemmm , almost 1500 years ago.
    These terrorists guys you mean???

  • Hey Now says:

    So is physical health stage one or two it feels like stage one but it parallels at two if you think about it as well.

  • Liepājas A.Puškina 2.vidusskola says:

    On a basic level it is as shown for the majority of people. Yet there are exceptions whereas one can skip some of the stages and reach to the last, self-actualization stage. Some even could fail to eat well or have enough sleep (stage 1), yet create a masterpiece (stage 5).

  • Cicada Tubular says:

    Did you know that Pride is a learning disability? To always be learning is impossible for someone proud.

  • Theodore Vegh says:

    These are the five classes. Poor poor, poor, average, rich and rich rich. – Theodore Alexander Vegh

  • Dominick Oquin says:

    What about when you don't reach satisfaction

  • danielthomasslade Slade says:

    This is the building blocks of communism, & that didn't work.

  • nikhil parab says:

    This is not true.. 100 % people r happy till esteem level. Last stage seekers r not bothering about first few stages.. they can directly jump on last stage..

  • Asha Edattel says:

    Whenever I lose my positive energy I read this hierarchy of Maslow and get energised.I like this theory v.much.In my opinion we have to follow this theory in each day of our life.There must be time for food, get along with family members, meditation and so also other stages according to our life pattern Viz,family life,monks or nuns or bachelors.Then only the theory has a value.Otherwise how many can reach last stage.Very few.A theory has good value when it help people to develop their personality by leading good pattern of life everyday.We can achieve something at the age20 or at 40 or at 60…all these has no guarantee.So work for each day with the features of this hierarchy is well and good and appreciable.

  • Vera Colm says:


  • HentaiSweetie says:

    Lol introverts get to skip about 1/2 of these.

  • Andre Soean says:

    You only achieve the fifth if you feel desperate and accept the fact that you couldnt reach any better of what you've achieved in other words gratefulness for what that is

  • Friday’s are cool says:

    Christ is the center of all.

  • Anton Dionyso says:

    There's nothing to believe. Creativity or art are are effects of a life of deprivation. Think of the slavery of Afroamericans and the music. To get self esteem is not necessary to satisfy the basic needs.

  • Isobella Parsons says:

    I'm different in that if I cannot fulfil one step, I will pursue something from the step up to compensate.

  • Daniel Wang Yi Yao says:

    i have to disagree with the claim that one has to have prestige and respect from others before being able to reach stage 5… Zen masters do not seek such ego gratifications and they live in a self-actualized way.

  • Jonas Sandoy says:

    Amazing work. Too bad it was incomplete.
    BTW, it's not psychological needs, but biological.

  • Jake Ong Tone says:

    u forgot sex at stage 1 although Im not completely sure of this

  • WarpTV Section42 says:

    Everything studied in psychology is based on theory.

  • Nora Z says:

    "If we have brain" 😂

  • Kasper says:

    Nah, man. That's not it. It goes…

    Stage 1 — YouTube videos
    Stage 2 — Food
    Stage 3 — Finding my rolling papers
    Stage 4 — FOOD!
    Stage 5 — Wait…what?

  • Basic Analog Mathematics says:

    Really? A theory?

    An illiterate claiming that illiteracy answers questions?

    Universal Language, Internet Archive.

  • Terry Thompson says:

    I never reached stage three the entire duration of my life..

  • The Other Side says:

    I need a stylus.

  • John Lenin says:

    He left out Likes. Everybody needs Likes.

  • Popcorn Seller says:

    Dostoevsky disagrees… he was poor while on stage 4. Actually, there are thousands of examples that can throw this theory in the garbage with ease 🙂

  • Arghya Chakraborty says:

    What a great channel! Wonderful content. I wish I had found this earlier, but as they say, it is better late than never. 😊 ❤️ Love from India 🇮🇳

  • Christopher Walsh says:

    The order of needs is upside down.

  • Emile David de Kadt says:

    Shit I misread it as Maslow's hierarchy of nerds.

  • ColombaLá says:

    I mean, it IS interesting and a pretty cool video, but i can't help but respectfully say that i think It is more deep and complex then that. Some people form part of a cool group, they have all they need to survive, and even a special talent that makes them stand out, yet they are not satisfied. This can relate to leaving problems aside and not resolving them, acting not totally accord to what you really love or what truly drives you, not understanding certain things, and many many many deep matters which may be interwined with fear, identity, seeing certain terrible things in life, etc.
    Life is a maze and this pyramid is okay for the basics, but every single color and word goes through us and some of these stuff make us unsatisfied or change our behavior forever, you are where you are after all, like a musical note in a composition. Of course, the video merely explains this theory, and It is a well done video.

  • Elena says:

    stage 3: SJW
    stage 4: pretending to be liberal, forbids free speech to others, doesnt know its own gender, communism

  • Ivan Hasudungan says:

    no matter how poor you are,you deserve respect too

  • Black Phoenix says:

    It's all the Ego 😁

  • Gss Gss says:

    Very thing in this vedio is amazing except such a fast distracting movements of hand😉😏

  • Typhoon of Ideas says:

    I like this one… concise, clean and clear explanation 🙂

  • Carole Clark says:

    It sounds like a “how-to” for cults.

  • Mauro 33 says:

    Well explained. According to the blind feminists they would say this pyramid is patriarchal hahah..

  • Dimakatso Thupa says:

    I love it, short and practical, straight to point.

  • Richard Stafursky says:

    It's more simple than that. It's the selfish (self) vs the altruistic (out there). For example, the selfish vegans (health) are a huge percentage of vegans and the ethical vegans (concern for animals) is a small percentage of vegans. Both groups are about equally fit in society. Being fit is society is not the same as giving back; in this case giving back to the Species Planet. Altruists are found at all levels of society.

  • Duck Bungalow says:

    When am I gonna find my Eleanor…

  • Perry Wilson says:

    I have a simpler hierarchy; a square, with the bottom half oxygen, and the top half money.

    We need oxygen. Money gets you the rest.

  • Snopolopogus Co. says:

    My health teacher asked what a relationship means to us, and I said "it satisfies every level of maslow's hierarchy of needs." And she said she was speechless. (Probs cuz I just used vocabulary from the last chapter. XD)

  • Banter City says:

    Dude how can you miss out on sex?

  • Ashley Wilkes says:

    What about the need to dominate others?

  • Fabien L'amour says:

    Et l'envie d'chier c'est pas un besoin ça !!! Personne n'y échappe et tu n'en parles même pas! Pas crédible ton topo!!!

  • Pete chief says:

    I don't buy it as the video presents it

  • Rahul Gaikwad says:

    Thank you so much….. Amazing video !
    And so simplistic explanation without any Psychological Jargon !!
    Like Subscribe n Love from India 🇮🇳 !!!

  • Lakin Nisova says:

    I red nerds

  • Marlin L'enchanteur says:

    You should have also said this theory is highly criticized, it's mostly a speculative theory.

    One of the main issues with this theory is that it assumes the needs are only fulfilled by increments, you need to achieve step 1 before achieving step 2, and so on.

    The ERG theory is worth reading as it simplifies the Maslow's pyramid and doesn't relies on this step by step approach.

  • Elsty Blue says:

    Not quite accurate on the Heirarchy Pyramid. Left out SEX on the first level (described as a need you don't know you have until you don't have a partner)… and the needs are just a little out of order.

    Psych 101. Up next… Pavlov's dogs and Mickey the Rat.

  • Antonio Fernando Vicent Román says:

    Es increíble y admirable la forma final de los vídeos. Son muy buenos para comprender y sobre todo fijar los conocimientos. Todas las veces descubro algo nuevo sobre el tema tratado. Enhorabuena! 🍀🔱

  • Jingle Jungle says:

    Think they're parallel stages, they co-exist. We have less or more of each stage in us.

  • RN piyush Sen says:

    Nonsense theory , at the level 5 u can't feel relex bcz that time u have lots of tension of all below level 🤣😂

  • moi même says:

    Bullshit. What about hysteria?

  • Oppo Opoo says:

    Nice gam

  • B- amazed says:


  • Naoto Nakano says:

    Nice and concise!

  • So sehe ich euch (Kanalinfo) says:

    Those loving children, wouldn't allow war in tolerating religious fanatics and cults, which are sadistic terror and abuse by violent mob, uncivilised, sadistic, brutal and used to war. Racists, which are as criminel as is mob of brutals in terror to animals and children also and in abuse of animals and humanbeings as their prey to be even tortured, beaten and damaged in full Intention to do so.

  • Warren Day says:

    Suggestion: Prof Graves' Levels of Existence, also called Spiral Dynamics

  • mnewt712 says:

    Excellent video! Thank you

  • Bendot Sardjontit says:

    Mas low very top

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