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Abraham Maslow And The Hierarchy Of Needs

Abraham Maslow, the famous psychologist, had worked on a theory that linked self-actualization to spirituality and self-transcendence.

His Hierarchy Of Needs Pyramid (which was never intended to be a pyramid) familiarized us to the basic human needs like safety, belonging and self-esteem to be a foundation that paves the way for creative pursuits.

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Ten Characteristics Of Self-Actualization

  1. Continued appreciations of the same objects, events and circumstances.
  2. Acceptance of one’s quirks and desires.
  3. Maintaining authenticity and dignity.
  4. Maintaining equanimity towards life’s inevitable ups and downs.
  5. Having a purpose in life.
  6. Pursuin...

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Self-Actualization: From Darkness To Light

Self-Actualization is an internal struggle that one must take by leaning towards stability and our higher goals while minimizing disruption from distracting thoughts and impulses (disruptive impulsivity).

One also has to look out for oneself to not fall in the dark abyss of negativity and...

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The Paradox Of Self-Actualization

Self-actualization is the ultimate paradox, in which by losing everything, one gains everything.

It is the ultimate nothingness, the zero that is infinity at the same time.

There is nothing to sacrifice in the process of self-actualization, even t...

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The theory of Maslow represents itself as a pyramid that explains the levels of needs.

  • The lowest and first one is physical needs such as water, food, and air. 
  • Second, come safety and security needs. 
  • Third comes the need for relationships, friendships, and love. 

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The hierarchy of need suggests that people are motivated to pursue increasingly complex needs. 

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