Feelings and Needs List

Feelings When Our Needs Are Met

  • adventurous
  • affectionate
  • alive
  • amazed
  • appreciative
  • calm
  • centered
  • comfortable
  • compassionate
  • confident
  • content
  • curious
  • delighted
  • eager
  • encouraged
  • energetic
  • enthusiastic
  • excited
  • fascinated
  • free
  • fulfilled
  • glad
  • grateful
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • inspired
  • interested
  • intrigued
  • joyful
  • lively
  • marvelous
  • motivated
  • moved
  • optimistic
  • peaceful
  • playful
  • pleased
  • proud
  • relaxed
  • relieved
  • safe
  • satisfied
  • strong
  • surprised
  • thankful
  • thrilled
  • touched
  • trusting

Feelings When Our Needs Are Not Met

  • afraid
  • angry
  • annoyed
  • anxious
  • ashamed
  • bewildered
  • bored
  • bothered
  • concerned
  • confused
  • depressed
  • desperate
  • disappointed
  • discouraged
  • disgusted
  • dismayed
  • distressed
  • drained
  • dread
  • embarrassed
  • envious
  • exasperated
  • exhausted
  • fearful
  • fed up
  • frustrated
  • furious
  • grumpy
  • guilty
  • hesitant
  • hopeless
  • horrified
  • hostile
  • hurt
  • impatient
  • insecure
  • irritated
  • jealous
  • lazy
  • lonely
  • lost
  • miserable
  • moody
  • nervous
  • numb
  • overwhelmed
  • pessimistic
  • regretful
  • reluctant
  • resentful
  • sad
  • scared
  • sensitive
  • shocked
  • shy
  • sickened
  • stressed
  • surprised
  • suspicious
  • tense
  • terrified
  • tired
  • torn
  • uncertain
  • uncomfortable
  • unhappy
  • unsafe
  • unsatisfied
  • unsure
  • upset
  • vulnerable
  • worried

Needs and Values We All Have

  • acceptance
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement
  • adventure
  • affection
  • appreciation
  • authenticity
  • autonomy
  • balance
  • beauty
  • celebration
  • choice
  • clarity
  • closure
  • comfort
  • communication
  • community
  • compassion
  • confidence
  • connection
  • consideration
  • contribution
  • cooperation
  • creativity
  • dignity
  • ease
  • emotional safety
  • empathy
  • empowerment
  • equality
  • exercise
  • fairness
  • freedom
  • friendship
  • fun
  • growth
  • harmony
  • health
  • help
  • honesty
  • hope
  • humor
  • independence
  • inspiration
  • integrity
  • intimacy
  • justice
  • knowledge
  • learning
  • leisure
  • love
  • meaning
  • mourning
  • mutuality
  • nurturance
  • nutrition
  • order
  • participation
  • patience
  • peace
  • physical security
  • play
  • power in our world
  • privacy
  • progress
  • purpose
  • reassurance
  • recreation
  • reliability
  • respect
  • rest, sleep
  • safety
  • self-acceptance
  • self appreciation
  • self-determination
  • self-esteem
  • self-expression
  • sexual expression
  • shared reality
  • solitude
  • space
  • stability
  • success
  • support
  • to belong
  • to be heard
  • to have our intentions
    understood
  • to matter
  • to be seen for who we are
  • trust
  • understanding
  • well-being

Examples of strategies often mistaken for needs: attention, control, money, obedience, praise, punishment, punctuality, revenge, time and to be right.

The purpose of Rasur Foundation International is to spread the Connection Practice globally.

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