As the name suggests, Incident Hunger is simply about our need for things to happen. Where Structure Hunger is about our need for predictability and certainty, Incident Hunger is about our need for the unexpected; it actually is about our need to be destabilised. Constant stability leaves us dissatisfied and bored.
If our Incident Hunger is not met, we may be driven to engage in exciting, even risky, activities which can be healthy or unhealthy: we could take up a new sport or personal challenge, or we could engage in criminal activity or expose ourselves to uncalculated physical risk.
It is Incident Hunger that can motivate us to take up a new pastime, to be spontaneous or subversive or playful. If our Incident Hunger is not satisfied, we become bored; if it is over-stimulated, we can become stressed.
My next blog, the last in this mini-series, will be about completing your Hungers Wheel and how you can use it to support your growth and development.