Monday, February 20, 2012

Human Needs and Tendencies 2 - Tendencies

            All humans have some typical characteristics in the human tendencies.  While individual outcomes can vary greatly, human tendencies are ordered to the goal of fulfilling human needs.

Characteristics of Tendencies
            Tendencies can be and are latent at varying periods of life, particularly from conception to shortly after birth. They can strengthen slowly or quickly for varying lengths of times, but are hereditary and in their essence unchanging. Human tendencies have functioned from the creation of man and still operate today. Tendencies develop from the human’s need to survive and adapt to his environment. They operate in mature individuals but are clearly present and recognized in the child, particularly during the period up to age six. Tendencies are a driving force behind work towards betterment of the individual person, his family and society and humankind as a whole. Every tendency supports the others as they are all inter-related.

Tendencies
  • exploration
  • orientation 
  • order
  • communication
  • to know/to reason
  • abstraction
  • imagination
  • the mathematical mind
  • work
  • repetition
  • exactness
  • activity
  • manipulation 
  • self-perfection
Each human need and tendency has historical implications, as well as cultural, modern, practical, educational, spiritual and physical implications. 



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