the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
- Also called actualization.
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How to use self-actualization in a sentence
Sometimes, jobs and paychecks come out ahead of self-actualization.
[P]rosperity and equality bring greater opportunities for self-actualization.
If there was real empowerment behind princesses, they'd be a powerful tool for girls' self-actualization.
But in the philosophy of Hegel religion is a part of God--a stage in the development or self-actualization of God.Christianity and Greek Philosophy | Benjamin Franklin Cocker
They bring something to the dialogue in which self-actualization occurs.Herein is Love | Reuel L. Howe
British Dictionary definitions for self-actualization
psychol the process of establishing oneself as a whole person, able to develop one's abilities and to understand oneself
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