Personality Theory

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Personality Theory Paper
Bonnie Garcia
University of Phoenix/PSYCH 504
Dr. Melissa Venezia
April 19, 2010

In this paper I have chosen Abraham Maslow to explain how his theory has influenced my understanding of the personalities and behaviors of people in society and in the workplace.
Furthermore, I will explain how Maslow’s theory has influenced my position in society and in the workplace, along with my interactions with others. Abraham Maslow brought a bright outlook to the world of psychology with his idea of "hierarchy of human needs.” His idea of an "authentic self” that core part of an individual who strives towards growth, is then measured one of the foundation stones of the Humanistic
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According to Maslow, esteem needs becomes increasingly important. These include the need for factors that reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment. Because of the fact that I have not moved forward in Maslow’s Hierarchy of social need this level is extremely difficult. I have accomplished many events in life to know satisfaction. After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I had no emotional sense of gratitude. I was asked numerous times by people “how I felt,” “did I feel different” or “what was I going to do now,” and because of my unfortunate low self-esteem, I cannot find the importance of esteem needs. Self-esteem is essential in personality. I carry myself around others in society and in the workforce as if I am a strong person with self-esteem. I am hungry to belong. At home and in my personal time I am most content being alone. I find calmness in spending time alone, watching a moving or just sitting out back by the pool reading a book. According to Maslow, Self-actualizing is the last step; people are self-aware, concerned with personal growth, less concerned with the opinions of others and interested fulfilling their potential. I am nowhere close to this step, although, I am developing a better understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. I look forward toward working through all of the levels to achieve self-awareness regarding who I am as a person developing and achieving a healthier
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