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Can people reach self-actualization?

Can people reach self-actualization? Why or why not? Are there any limits to reaching self-actualization? If so, what are they?

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My answer to this is Yes! People can reach self actualization, although Maslow beleives otherwise and thinks that self-actualization is a never-ending process.

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, self actualization (brought to prominence in Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory as the final level of psychological development), can be achieved when all basic and mental needs are fulfilled and the "actualization" of the full personal potential takes place.

Common traits amongst people that have reached self-actualization are:

? They embrace reality and facts rather than denying truth.
? They are spontaneous.
? They are interested in ...

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Self-actualization is the highest level in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Whether or not it can be achieved is a matter of personal opinion and perception. Here is my personal thought on this issue in 400 words.