15 signs of a mature personality according to Abraham Maslow
Abraham Maslow himself believed that individuals whothe qualities listed below make up only 1% of the population and are a kind of model of a "quality person" - psychologically healthy and maximally expressing the human essence of people.
- More adequate perception of reality, free from the impact of actual needs, stereotypes, prejudices, interest in the unknown.
- Accepting yourself and others as they are, the lack of artificial, predatory behavior and the rejection of such behavior by others.
- Spontaneity of manifestations, simplicity andnaturalness. Observing established rituals, traditions and ceremonies, but treating them with a proper sense of humor. This is not automatic, but conscious conformism at the level of external behavior.
- Business orientation. Such people are usually not busy with themselves, but with their vital task. Usually they correlate their activities with universal values and tend to view it from the point of view of eternity, rather than the current moment. Therefore they are all philosophers to some extent.
- The position of detachment in relation to many events. This helps them to relatively calmly endure troubles and be less prone to external influences. They are often prone to loneliness.
- Autonomy and independence from the environment; stability under the influence of frustrating factors.
- Freshness of perception: finding each time new in the already known.
- Ultimate experiences, characterized by a sense of disappearance of his own self.
- A sense of community with humanity as a whole.
- Friendship with other self-actualizing people: a narrow circle of people, relations with which are very deep. Absence of hostility in interpersonal interaction.
- Democracy in relations. Readiness to learn from others.
- Stable internal moral standards. They feel acute good and evil: they are oriented towards goals, and the means always obey them.
- "Philosophical" sense of humor. A relationship with humor to life in general and to oneself, but someone's inferiority or adversity is never considered ridiculous.
- Creativity, not depending on what a person does, and manifests itself in all his actions.
- Critical attitude to the culture to which they belong: the good is chosen and the bad is rejected. They feel themselves more representatives of mankind as a whole, rather than one culture.