Meaning of self-actualization

self-ac•tu•al•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (self'ak"ch-u-lu-zā'shun, self"ak-), [key]
— n. Psychol.
  1. the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
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