You Are Driven by the Need “VARIETY”

All of us have basic needs, not merely desires but profound needs that underlie and motivate every choice we make. There are six basic needs that everyone seeks to fulfil.

What you need to know about the need VARIETY

General Overview:

Everyone needs some variety in life.

Our bodies, our minds, our emotional well-being all require uncertainty, exercise, suspense, surprise.

The person caught in the same routine day after day will seek change and look for uncertainty.

Just as a sense of security is reassuring, so the excitement that comes from variety is necessary to feel alive.

For some, variety may be satisfied by watching the news on television.

Others may seek extreme high-risk activities such as extreme sports or compulsive sexuality to satisfy the need for uncertainty.

For many, a major source of variety is to experience problems.

Code words for uncertainty/ variety are “fear, instability, change, chaos, entertainment, suspense, exertion, surprise, conflict, and crisis.”

(c.f. Madanes, Cloe. Relationship Breakthrough (Kindle Locations 494-499). Pan Macmillan UK. Kindle Edition.)


If you are driven by the need for VARIETY and want to learn how it is influencing your life specifically, contact me today to apply for a strategy coaching session.

Gideon Hanekom