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“According to communication researcher Will Shutz, all humans have three interpersonal needs: control, inclusion, and affection. We each have a need to control others and to be controlled by others. We also each have a need to be included in others’ lives or to include others in our lives. Finally, we each have a need for affection or being liked by others and the need to express our liking for others.”


Training and Development, text for Corporate and Instructional Media Class

This is one of my favorite quote and the only one I’ve ever been inspired by from a college textbook. It quickly describes some of the most basic human needs.

Three Interpersonal Needs