HOW CAN I ASSESS MY NEEDS?

Directions

1.) Put an x in the items in the left hand column of the Inventory titled, What I Need .

After you have done that then go back and distribute points in the items in which you marked an x. Let the number of points illustrate the amount of the need that you think you must have. Use all the points as you arbitrarily distribute them. Don't use more than a total of 100 points accumulative for all of the items.

2.) Put a "y" in the items which reflect what you have in the Inventory titled, My Current Situation Inventory.

After you have done that, go back and distribute points in the items in which you checked. Let the number of points illustrate the amount of the need that you think you must have. Use all the points as you arbitrarily distribute them. Don't use more than a total of 100 points accumulative for all of the items.

  1. Finally, total the points for all items in each Inventory separately. For example, Add all items listed separately as all ( P )'s, all (S's), all (B's), and all (E's). Incidentally, the individual letters stand for the basic needs in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs which are listed as follows:

  2.  P=Physical, S=Security, B=Belonging, E=Ego, and A=Actualization. 

  3.  Compare the total of the points of each item in each inventory  which should give you an idea of what your current needs are and how much the current situation satisfies each of those needs. You have actually set up the necessary information to construct two bar graphs in the next lesson.

What I Need

Mark an x for items that you need.

_____ (S) working or taking classes during regularly scheduled hours

_____ (P) a job where I am physically comfortable

_____ (A) a job that gives me the freedom to grow as I please
_____ (B) being a member of an office, organization, or business
_____ (S) having good benefits such as health, retirement, etc.
_____ (E) a job that provides tangible rewards (money, status, etc.)

_____ (P) never feeling pressured in my work

_____ (A) a job that enables me to contribute to a worthwhile cause

_____ (E) getting recognition for my skill or expertise
_____ ( B) supporting, comforting, nursing, or assisting others.

_____ ( A) work where I am continually learning and applying

new knowledge and insights

_____ (E) having a real sense of personal pride in my work

_____ (P) a job that doesn't cut into my leisure too much

_____ (B) working as a member of a team

_____ (S) a job that enables me to avoid pain, injury, illness, etc.

_____ (A) fully using my best and most preferred skills

_____ (B) being supported, loved, and guided by others

_____ (E) being acknowledged for my achievements

_____ (P) a job that provides enough time for lunch, coffee breaks,

and rest periods

_____ (S) work where mistakes are not penalized and there is

little chance of losing my job

_____ ( A) work that requires a great deal of my time, talent,.

creativity, and energy

_____ ( E) knowing that I am one of the most competent members

of my work group
_____ (S) a job where I know exactly what is expected of me

_____ (P) a steady job that assures me a place to live, some clothes,

and enough to eat

_____(B) being in the company of people most of the time

  1. Now go back over the items and put an arbitrary number of points from 1-100 in each item you put an x in.

My Current Situation

Mark a" y" in the items which indicate that you have met this need in your current situation.

_____ (S) working or taking classes during regularly scheduled hours

_____ (P) a job where I am physically comfortable

_____ (A) a job that gives me the freedom to grow as I please
_____ (B) being a member of an office, organization, or business
_____ (S) having good benefits such as health, retirement, etc.
_____ (E) a job that provides tangible rewards (money, status, etc.)

_____ (P) never feeling pressured in my work

_____ (A) a job that enables me to contribute to a worthwhile cause

_____ (E) getting recognition for my skill or expertise
_____ ( B) supporting, comforting, nursing, or assisting others.

_____ ( A) work where I am continually learning and applying

new knowledge and insights

______ (E) having a real sense of personal pride in my work

_____ (P) a job that doesn't cut into my leisure too much

_____ (B) working as a member of a team

_____ (S) a job that enables me to avoid pain, injury, illness, etc.

_____ (A) fully using my best and most preferred skills

_____ (B) being supported, loved, and guided by others

_____ (E) being acknowledged for my achievements

_____ (P) a job that provides enough time for lunch, coffee breaks,

and rest periods

_____ (S) work where mistakes are not penalized and there is

little chance of losing my job

_____ ( A) work that requires a great deal of my time, talent,.

creativity, and energy

_____ ( E) knowing that I am one of the most competent members

of my work group
_____ (S) a job where I know exactly what is expected of me

_____ (P) a steady job that assures me a place to live, some clothes,

and enough to eat

_____ (B) being in the company of people most of the time

 

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