METHODS OF
SATISFYING
HUMAN NEEDS
DIRECT METHODS
•Meeting the need
•Obtaining satisfaction
•Hard work
•Realistic goals
•Situation evaluation
•Cooperation with others
INDIRECT METHODS
•Reduce need
•Relieve tension created
by unmet need
•Defense Mechanisms
INDIRECT METHODS
•Defense mechanisms
•Help a person deal with an unpleasant
situation
•Provide methods for maintaining selfesteem and relieving discomfort
•Can be unhealthy if used all the time
RATIONALIZATION
Using an ‘acceptable’ explanation
for behavior in order to avoid the
real reason or true motivation
PROJECTION
Placing blame on someone else
or on circumstances rather than
accepting responsibility
DISPLACEMENT
Transferring feelings about
one person to someone else
COMPENSATION
The substitution of one goal
for another in order to
achieve success
DAYDREAMING
Provides a means of
escape when a person is
not satisfied with reality
REPRESSION
The transfer of unacceptable or
painful ideas, feelings into the
unconscious mind. Individual is
NOT aware that this is occurring.
SUPPRESSION
Similar to repression but
individual IS aware and
refuses to deal with feelings
DENIAL
Disbelief of an event or idea
that is too frightening or
shocking to cope with
WITHDRAWAL
Cease to communicate or
physically remove themselves
from a situation