WHAT IS THE SELF ACTUALISATION IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Maslow claimed that self-actualisation is an instinctual need in humans,
to make the most of their abilities, to strive to be the best they can. The final stage in Maslow’s theory of
psychological development is where the individual is satisfied in terms of the
psychological, security, affiliation, affection, self-respect and recognition
needs. With these needs satisfied, the
individual is able to realise their potential by becoming a creative, mature
and effective individual. Maslow’s
hierarchy is a generalisation. It does not imply that everyone will follow the
same pattern. For example, for some self-esteem will be more of a motivator
than love.

For example, Mussolini alienated many of his close friend and family to
achieve status as a conqueror and war leader.
For others, the need to create something may be more important than food
or safety. For example, a war photographer may be more concerned with taking
photographs of war…

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