The Physiological Needs – Air, Water, Food
The Safety Needs – Order, Stability, Protection
The Love Needs – Belongingness, Affection, Sexuality
The Esteem Needs – Freedom, Self-Assurance, Significance
The Need for Self-Actualization – Purpose, Potential
By arranging these needs in a hierarchy, Maslow posits that the most fundamental need will consume our consciousness until such a time that it is satisfied. Then, and only then, will the higher needs emerge in series. Thus men are destined to want perpetually because there is no limit to the satisfaction of some needs.