[INFP] " Self Actualisation" Do we have it? Are we getting it? Do we want it?

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This is a discussion on " Self Actualisation" Do we have it? Are we getting it? Do we want it? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; This was intriguing to read ( online,) as I recognised so many INFP features to this list. Here it is; ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    " Self Actualisation" Do we have it? Are we getting it? Do we want it?

    This was intriguing to read ( online,) as I recognised so many INFP features to this list.

    Here it is; if I copy it correctly?

    http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/2...do-differently.

    It should read "http;//www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/29/7-things -that- self -actualised- people -do- differently". But in the address bar the " do" word was not included.

    I tried it out under the edit facilty, and it has not come out correctly under the "save" facility. I have no idea why not. I ...am...still a Rookie after all! Either I get help for this, or people find it under their own method, or I will have to scrub it. Shame.
    : )



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    INFP - The Idealists

    I'm well on my way to achieving self-actualization, but there are a number of gaps in my needs hierarchy.

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    I just Googled waking times self actualization and it took me right there. All of it rings true for me, although #6 forgiveness is where I need the most improvement. I think these signs also describe a "old soul" or a spiritually awakened individual.
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    I'm pretty far from self-actualization according to the author of that article..
    I'm more focused on getting myself to a state where I can feel happy and become more extroverted naturally and fluidly.
    If I can achieve that, I believe everything else will fall into place.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Hmm. I don't personally agree with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to begin with, and I'm not sure I agree with how this article describes "self-actualization," either. It seems less like a true analysis of hyper-awareness in individuals and more like an ego stroke for INFPs. That's just my take, anyway.
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    Well, shit, I guess I'm self-actualized. But honestly, I think the article is very biased towards a certain personality type and those are not things every person will ever desire or could even achieve. Why should an extrovert find comfort in solitude when for them, comfort is being around other people? I don't know... I guess this could be for a well-developed INFP but not for people as a whole.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Self actualization is an illusion. There is no point at which we will be fully actualized, at least in this life. If anything our selves (physical, mental) degenerate until we finally die. I know what OP means in the broadly used sense of the concept but I had to opine this.
    Last edited by refugee; 05-01-2014 at 01:47 AM.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I am actively working towards increasing my freedom of will (which is how I explain the word self actualisation). This process involves becoming intimate with all one's inner and outer motives and drivers, and to see them as the illusions they are. Then, and only then, can the true self be found.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by flashbangideals View Post
    Hmm. I don't personally agree with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to begin with, and I'm not sure I agree with how this article describes "self-actualization," either. It seems less like a true analysis of hyper-awareness in individuals and more like an ego stroke for INFPs. That's just my take, anyway.
    Hi. Now I really did wonder about that? So thank you. This innocence thing makes it hard sometimes for me to see these things clearly, and I am still not sure!
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by shoreline View Post
    Hi. Now I really did wonder about that? So thank you. This innocence thing makes it hard sometimes for me to see these things clearly, and I am still not sure!
    Haha, yeah. Pretty much anything that makes you feel extremely superior or extremely inferior to other people shouldn't be trusted.


     
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