Monday, July 18, 2011

I adore Maslow's concept of Self-actualization

Maslow’s self-actualizing characteristics
  • See problems in terms of challenges and situations requiring solutions, rather than see problems as personal complaints or excuses.
  • Need for privacy and comfortable being alone.
  • Reliant on own experiences and judgment – independent – not reliant on culture and environment to form opinions and views.
  • Not susceptible to social pressures – non-conformist.
  • Democratic, fair and non-discriminating – embracing and enjoying all cultures, races and individual styles.
  • Socially compassionate – possessing humanity.
  • Accepting others as they are and not trying to change people.
  • Comfortable with oneself – despite any unconventional tendencies.
  • A few close intimate friends rather than many surface relationships.
  • Sense of humor directed at oneself or the human condition, rather than at the expense of others.
  • Spontaneous and natural – true to oneself, rather than being how others want.
  • Excited and interested in everything, even ordinary things.
  • Creative, inventive and original.

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