Saturday, April 15, 2017
Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization
Self-Actualization and/or Self realization
Is perhaps life’s greatest “Aha Moment”
It is a long and winding road from
Simple physiological needs to the highest need
Which is the “meaning of life” or “being values”
A state where one has refined what he has learned in life
Near perfection of managing the moral virtues with ease
Responses are at their fingertips
With good rational explanations
“And this too, will pass”
Words often spoken by a self-affirmed person
Everything from life to death
And anything in between
The knowledge that life goes on, no matter what
Self-Affirmation is a result of diverse life experiences
Often resolving dichotomies such as that reflected in
The ultimate contrary of free-will and determinism
For me, It was like going to hell and back
Self-actualization occurs when
One maximizes her potential, doing the best that she is capable of doing.
According to Maslow, self-actualization
Represents growth of an individual toward fulfillment of the highest needs
He also states that there are 12 characteristics of a self actualized person
(1 )They embrace the unknown and the ambiguous
(2) They accept themselves, together with all their flaws.
3) They prioritize and enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
4) While they are inherently unconventional, they do not seek to shock or disturb.
5) They are motivated by growth, not by the satisfaction of needs.
6) Self-actualized people have purpose.
7) They are not troubled by the small things.
8) Self-actualized people are grateful.
9) They share deep relationships with a few, but also feel identification and affection towards the entire human race.
10) Self-actualized people are humble.
11) Self-actualized people resist enculturation.
12) Despite all this, self-actualized people are not perfect