May 30, 2011
Donna DI Matteo Gibson
Humanistic and Existential Personality Theories
A personality comparable to a fingerprint each is unique. The Humanistic and existential theories of personality describes motivation, self-actualization, person-centered theory, and existentialism. Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs explains the humanistic theory of motivation. People reach a point in life known as self-actualization;however, the criteria to reaching self-actualization a higher level need, begins with satisfying lower-level needs. Although lower-level needs share importance with meeting higher level needs and finally self-actualization, skipping some lower-level needs does occur...