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creatively. If we are powerless, we are likely to be destructive. (3) The
need for rootedness stems from our almost universal dependency on
our mothers. This need is related to the need later in life to worship
and slavishly follow male authority figures; Fromm believes peace,
justice, and equality will only come when we truly love and are well
rooted in our identification with our fellow humans all over the world.
(4) The need for identity involves knowing ourselves and accepting
who we really are. (5) The need to believe in something and be
devoted to those beliefs. 
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs was described in chapter 4
because unsatisfied basic needs take priority over higher needs. That
may explain why certain changes in behavior are hard to make, i.e.
pressing needs take priority over the desired new behavior. However,
if basic needs are satisfied, we are supposedly free to self-actualize.
What exactly does this mean? What would we be doing if we were well
adjusted and free of worry about physical-safety and love-self-esteem
needs? Maslow studied successful, creative people to find out. 
Psychiatric Diagnoses
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Adjustment disorders
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Personality problems
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Traits of a Mature, Self-Actualizing Person
If you don't know what healthy adjustment is, how can you ever
get there? Self-actualization generally includes being knowledgeable,
emotionally aware, self-directed, and at peace with the world
(O'Connell & O'Connell, 1974). Several specific traits were consistently
found in Maslow's self-actualizing subjects (Jourard, 1974): 
They see reality, and knowing "the facts are friendly," they
accept reality more than most people. They see through
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