Psychological Hungers: Are You Getting Enough?

We all have six biological and psychological needs that must be fulfilled for us to be in balance, feel alive, feel love fully, feel happiness, and be productive. If these emotional needs are not fulfilled, we feel emotionally hungry. The Six Psychological Hungers are Contact, Recognition, Incident, Stimulus, Structure, and Sex/Passion (CRISSS). They are as necessary to our emotional health as food and water are to our physical health, and when these needs aren’t fulfilled, we are emotionally starving! Many of us attempt to fulfill these needs with external sources such as money, work, relationships, over-eating, over-spending, over-drinking, or taking care of others. These sources do not produce lasting effects.

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