Model: 3 types of desire

May 5th, 2018

There are 3 types of desire.

  1. Demands

  2. Wants

  3. Needs



are things you will not tolerate not having. They will depress if unmet.

You will probably not notice the difference, until the demand is not fulfilled.



bring the joy of anticipation when not (yet) fulfilled. It's something to look out to.



make you feel lacking when not fulfilled. You feel incomplete without them.


Why is this model useful?

Demands and Needs are both wasting your energy when unfulfilled.

When you are aware of this energy leak, you can try to solve it.

Now you can try to turn demands and needs into wants or let them go entirely.



(src: The Leadership Gift Program)