Shopping And The Six Human Needs Part One

Motivational speaker Anthony Robbins has identified what he calls “the six human needs,” which may help us better understand shopping addiction. The first three are certainty, variety, and significance. It’s easy to see how someone can use shopping to fill all of these needs. No matter how rocky the rest of your life may be, shopping will always be there, in all of its seemingly infinite variety, to provide stability and chase away boredom. Shopping addicts attribute a special significance to the event, like attention from the sales people, the quest to find the “perfect” outfit or objects that seem to “complete” you, however temporarily. Do any of these three needs drive your shopping behavior?

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More