The Nine Domains of Human Needs

The Nine Domains System Approach is also invaluable for personal and interpersonal growth (chart 3)

The chart below provides a check of basic Human needs, in order to thrive and survive

Eighth Domain

Growth &
Focused
Action

Need for Self-Assertion, Independence of Decision-Making  & Decisive Action. Courage,  Self-Surrender, Majesty, Strength,  Self-Confidence, Action-Orientation, Protectiveness
Ninth Domain

Balance & Dynamic Stability

Need for Stability, Harmony & Effortless Flow.  Self-Possession, Serenity, Presence, Peacefulness, Naturalness, Optimism, Humility, Inclusivity
First Domain

Self Regulation & Organisation

Need for Principles, Order & Ethics.  Integrity, Honesty, Fairness, Impeccability, Wisdom, Impartiality, Discernment,  Congruence, Truthfulness, Purpose
Second Domain

Nurturance & Connection

Need for Connections with Others. Service, Self-Nurturance, Unselfishness, Empathy, Attunement to others, Concern, Appreciation, Encouragement
Third Domain

Adaptability &
Self
Development

Need for Self-Improvement & Advancement, Inner-Direction, Recognition. Admirability, Poise, Authenticity, Modesty, Focus, Self-Acceptance, Self-Assurance
Fourth Domain

Self Regeneration & Individuality

Need for Personal Meaning & Ability. Aesthetic Satisfaction.  Self-Expression, Introspection, Self-Awareness, Intuition, Sensitivity, Honesty with Self, Discretion, Emotional Strength
Fifth Domain  Intelligence & Contextual Awareness Need for Knowledge, In-Depth Exploration of Reality. Profundity, Curiosity, Pioneering, Objectivity, Insightfulness, Perceptiveness, Originality, Inventiveness
Sixth Domain

Internal Support &  Interdependence

Need for Belonging. Give & Receive Mutual Support. Groundedness, Interdependence, Fortitude, Reliability, Preparedness, Faithfulness, Devotion, Mutuality
Seventh Domain

Energy & Openness to Change

Need for Variety, Freedom for Experimentation, Change. Energy, Appreciation, Receptivity, Satisfaction, Joyfulness, Resilience, Enthusiasm, productiveness,

Nine Practices for Attaining Happiness  from
Don  Richard Riso
January 2012

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Treat Others with
Kindness & Integrity
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Love Yourself & Others Equally
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Be Authentic & Truthful
in all Matters
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Discover Beauty & Pleasure Everywhere
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Learn from Everyone
& Everything
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Trust Your Ability to Face Challenges & Contribute Willingly
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Be Attached to Nothing & experience Real Freedom
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Let Go of Wilfulness
& Empower Others
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Value Yourself & Engage with the Tumult of the World