self-actualization

  

Definition

The motivation to realize one's own maximum potential and possibilities. It is considered to be the master motive or the only real motive, all other motives being its various forms.

In Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the need for self-actualization is the final need that manifests when lower level needs have been satisfied.


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  • Having lost his first, second and third races, the sprinter used this as the self-actualization to improve and do the best he could.

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  • Never believing that she was not quite good enough, she worked and she worked until, here she was on the podium at the Olympics achieving self-actualization and a gold medal.

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  • After a decade of heavy drug use, Steve's sense of self-actualization was suddenly awakened, and he began to go to night school.

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