Maslow Vs Tiger Woods Essay

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Tiger Woods: remarkable golfer, talented, family man. . . cheater? Over the past few years, Tiger Woods’ behavior has been questioned and examined. His reputation as an extraordinary athlete has taken the backseat to his overwhelming secret life. Tiger’s “sex-capades” were displayed all over the media: television, magazine articles, and the radio. The world was given the opportunity to look past the “greatest golfer alive” persona and see the damaged human being on the inside. We all were consumed with the shock of his antics as numerous women spoke out about having sexual relations with Mr. Woods. His scandalizing actions have us all wondering about what led to these shocking events. In the following paragraphs, I will be comparing Tiger’s behavior to Abraham Maslow’s humanistic theory.
Maslow developed the hierarchy of needs; he thought that people had to meet two types of needs, basic and growth, to accomplish self-actualization and cognitive understanding of one’s self. Basic needs, from most important to least, are physiological (breathing, food water, sleep), safety (health, property, resources), love/belonging (friendship, family), and esteem (confidence, achievement, respect). It’s obvious that Tiger’s love and belonging needs were not being met. He established alternative ways to temporarily satisfy his desires. According to Wikipedia:
Humans need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, whether it comes from a large
social group, such as clubs, office culture, religious groups, professional organizations,
sports teams, gangs, or small social connections (family members, intimate partners,
mentors, close colleagues, confidants). They need to love and be loved (sexually and non-
sexually) by others. In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to
loneliness, social anxiety, and clinical depression. This need for belonging can often
overcome the physiological and security needs, depending on the strength of the peer
Tiger thought that meaningless sex with copious women would repair his need to be loved. Without a healthy idea of love and belonging, Tiger cannot move forward to work on his esteem; he will stay stagnant until his needs are truly fulfilled.
Maslow theorized that there are two types of love: Deficiency love and Being love. Psychology professor Karen J. Prager stated:
D-love is need fulfillment oriented. Through D-love we seek to satisfy our...

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