Typical Application of Pyramid Chart - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Using pyramid chart allows to achieve a better visual appearance of your data. A typical application of pyramid chart would be Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Pyramid chart has the form of a triangle with lines dividing it into sections. A related topic or idea is placed in each section. Using pyramid chart to express Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a wise choice. Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory is quite helpful in understanding human motivation, management training, and personal development.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Pyramid Chart

Pyramid diagram can be used to show proportional, interconnected, or hierarchical relationships, therefore, it is a perfect diagram to display Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Abraham Maslow developed the hierarchy of needs model in 1940-50s USA, and it is still valid today. Maslow's hierarchy of needs concerns the responsibility of employers to provide a workplace environment that encourages and enables employees to fulfil their own unique potential (self-actualization).

Maslow's hierarchy of needs includes physiological needs, safety needs, belonging and love needs, esteem needs, self-actualization needs; among which, physiological needs are basic needs, safety needs and belonging and love needs are psychological needs, esteem needs and self-actualization needs are self-fulfillment needs.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Pyramid Chart

1. Physiological needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep, etc.

2. Safety needs - protection from elements, security, order, law, limits, stability, etc.

3. Belonging and love needs - work group, family, affection, relationships, etc.

4. Esteem needs - self-esteem, achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, managerial responsibility, etc.

5. Self-actualization needs - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.

Steps to Draw Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Pyramid Chart

Although it is quite convenient to display Maslow's hierarchy of needs via pyramid chart, it is kind of difficult to draw one by hand. No worries, you can quickly and correctly draw a Maslow's hierarchy of needs pyramid chart with the help of pyramid chart maker. Now let me show you how to use pyramid chart maker to draw a Maslow's hierarchy of needs pyramid chart.

First things first, choose the pyramid shape you like from the library which is on the left of the canvas.

Choose Pyramid Chart Shape

Then drag and drop the pyramid shape you have chosen on the drawing page. On the upper right of the pyramid chart shape you may find a floating button. Choose the option "Add a Level" because some default examples only have four levels.

Pyramid Chart Floating Button

Double click the level of the pyramid chart shape, you can type the words in the pyramid chart shape.

Type Words in the Pyramid Chart

Using line tool, color bar, background and more to make your pyramid chart looks more attractive.

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