In The Forbidden Keys to Persuasion, Blair Warren discusses seven “hidden addictions”: the need to feel needed; the need for hope in difficult situations; the need for a scapegoat (to believe our problems are the fault of someone or something else); the need to be noticed and feel understood; the need to know things others don’t; the need to be right; and the need to feel a sense of power.
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This is by no means a definitive list. It is just one author’s way of organizing and categorizing our most potent and insatiable desires.
I'm simply looking for a way to correlate this with psychology. What's the best technical term for "hidden addiction"? I'd ultimately like to compile a more complete list of these "hidden addictions," something I can do more easily if I know the correct terminology.
I know this is something that's probably covered in Psych 101 - which I took 150 years ago - but I can't think of the correct term.