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intr.v. self-ac·tu·al·ized, self-ac·tu·al·iz·ing, self-ac·tu·al·iz·es
To develop or achieve one's full potential.

self′-ac′tu·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
self′-ac′tu·al·iz′er n.


(Psychology) psychol the process of establishing oneself as a whole person, able to develop one's abilities and to understand oneself


the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
self′-ac′tualize, v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
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According to Abraham Maslow, human needs are categorized as physiological, safety, social, esteem and self-actualization.
Just as self-actualization is dependent on the fulfillment of the base layers of the pyramid--needs like food and warmth, safety, and love and belonging--so does self-transcendence depend on self-actualization.
The purpose of the forum is to create a dialogue platform for rural youth of the North Caucasus Federal District to share experiences and develop proposals for the development of the agro-industrial complex, to promote the competencies of rural youth and awareness of the opportunities for self-actualization in the countryside.
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The basic premise of his work was that there is an essential and innate drive within all of us which if allowed to flourish, will lead each person to a natural state of self-actualization.
Stressing self-actualization raises the question as to whether all forms of self-actualization are objectively equal.
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Political self-actualization is thus the ability of a group to be acknowledged as legitimate members of a political community, and the acceptance of its self-defined political goals.