Most people have a need for a stable self respect and

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as depression can also prevent one from obtaining self-esteem on both levels. Most people have a need for a stable self-respect and self-esteem. Maslow noted two versions of esteem needs, a lower one and a higher one( Myers, 2015). The lower one is the need for the respect of others, the need for status, recognition, fame, prestige, and attention. The higher one is the need for self- esteem, strength, competence, mastery, self-confidence, independence and freedom. The last one is higher because it rests more on inner competence won through experience. Deprivation of these needs can lead to an inferiority complex, weakness and helplessness. Maslow stresses the dangers associated with self-esteem based on fame and outer recognition instead of inner competence. Healthy self-respect is based on earned respect. According to instinct theories, people are motivated to behave in certain ways because they are evolutionarily programmed to do so theories and motivation can help you better understand by we behalf the way we do and what causes use to behave in such a manner. References Myers, David G, (2014) Exploring Psychology with DSM-5, (9th Ed, Chp.10, p.355), New York, New York, Purdue Global, Vital Source
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