A fully-functioning person thinks well of himself and accepts himself as being fine as he is. He has a positive yet realistic view of self with emphasis on whathe can do rather than what he cannot. He feels able, wanted and worthwhile.
The more he accepts himself, the more he can accept others as being fine as they are.
A fully-functioning person has the courage to be open to other people, facts and
ideas. He has the courage to venture with a minimum of fear. He particularly per-
celves a mistake as an invitation to venture further and an opportunity for a valuable
learning experience. He is open to his own feelings, beliefs, convictions and actions and is comfortable sharing themwith other people.
A fully-functioning person has a strong sense of Identification with all of humankind. He has the ability to relate as an equal human being to people from all walks of life especially children and people of the opposite sex. Regardless of race, religion, socio-economic status or occupation, he is able to break through to the read being and fees a oneness with all or mankind.
A rich perceptual fi e l d seems to accompany the fully-functioning person. As he has a more positive view of self, becomes more open to his experiences and identifies
more effectively withothers, he surrounds himself with rich ideas, healthy people
and stimulating experiences. He not only selects a rich perceptual field but enriches i t through his own self-actualization.