Need for belonging and love

Need linked to the urge to establish relationships and seek communication with other people and be accepted by them, even beyond family boundaries. Hence the need to belong to groups (clubs, social or religious communities, etc.) to feel loved (not sexually), acknowledged and accepted. Like the needs for self-esteem and self-actualization, it belongs to the group of secondary needs, which are all generally of a psychological nature, and vary quite significantly from one individual to another.

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