Creativity as a characteristic of a self-actualizing person abstract

Старинська, Наталія Володимирівна (2020) Creativity as a characteristic of a self-actualizing person abstract Психологічний часопис: збірник наукових праць / за ред. С.Д. Максименка., 6 (36). pp. 204-213. ISSN 2414-0023

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The article is devoted to the consideration of creativity as a characteristic of a self-actualizing person. The characteristics of a self-actualizing person are integral properties that are formed on the basis of person's self-actualization. They arise from the interaction of a wide range of personality traits. Significant characteristics of a self-actualizing person are defined by psychologists in the field of existential humanism, and these characteristics have common features in the papers of various authors. An analysis of the characteristics of a self-actualizing person of both foreign and domestic scientists showed that the universal characteristic for any self-actualizing person is creativity as a desire for personal growth and the creative ability. Science sees creativity as a mental process (as a synonym for creative (divergent) thinking), as an ability and as a personal characteristic. The most extensive is the understanding of self-actualization and creativity in the humanistic paradigm of psychological science, where creative potential is considered as a natural tendency to personal balance, mental health and self-actualization. According to A. Maslow, a self-actualizing person is a person who lives a fulfilling life, who has reached the level of personal development that is potentially embedded in each of us. Self-actualizing persons use their abilities in full and creatively, experience life satisfaction. Creativity is a fundamental characteristic of human nature, the potential given from birth to everyone, but most people lose this potential in the process of familiarizing themselves with culture, and only a few are able to preserve it. Creativity does not require special talents or abilities. Creativity is a universal human function that leads to all forms of self-expression. Thus, creativity within the framework of self-actualization should be considered as personal creativity that concerns everyday life – no matter what a person does, they does this with a certain attitude to the matter, a certain mood that follows from the very nature of their personality. For a person striving for self-actualization, creativity turns into a source of new experience and a driving force for self-development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creativity; self-actualization; personality; creative orientation; characteristics of a self-actualized personality
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Статті у журналах > Наукові (входять до інших наукометричних баз, крім перерахованих, мають ISSN, DOI, індекс цитування)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут людини > Кафедра практичної психології
Depositing User: Наталія Володимирівна Старинська
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 12:01
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 12:01

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