Competence and Interpersonal Needs

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Competence and Interpersonal Needs Shutz’s Theory of Interpersonal Needs We have 3 basic needs that are either resolved or unresolved through childhood -If caregivers meet needs-becomes small issues -If caregivers don’t meet needs = baggage 1 Inclusion: the need to feel important and worthy of attention 2 Control : the need to feel competent and capable of coping with life events 3 Affection : the need to feel we are worthy of love They are not mutually exclusive. Each is a combination of: 1 Inclusion – undersocial- resolved –oversocial 2 Control – abdicrat – resolved – autocrat 3 Affection – underperonal – resolved - overpersonal UNRESOLVED INCLUSION : chronic feelings of unimportance and worthlessness Undersocial: seek to maintain physical and emotional distance from others. Behaviors: frowning, gaze aversion, touch avoidance, large personal distance, interaction limiters, rapid exits, avoidance of interaction Oversocial:
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