Need for achievement

In our industry, the need for achievement is generally very high. This is closer to the needs of self-actualization in Maslow's need hierarchy. The need for achievement drives people to learn and excel at their jobs. These people will usually be hard working and would like to leave no chance in order to achieve their goals.

In an extreme case where someone's drive for achievement is very high, it can lead to negative consequences. These individuals must win at any cost. People can become overly result-focused and lose sight of the bigger picture.

A person with low need for achievement is likely to be fearful of anything going wrong, and hence may risk achievement over safety.

A balanced need for achievement helps people achieve their goals without rubbing other people up the wrong way.

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