Nature of Humans:Function
However, we can become alienated from the self-actualizing tendency.
However, the only way to destroy the self actualizing tendency is to destroy the person.
nThe actualizing tendency interacts with perception (remember, from before) to gain the Organismic Valuing Process—important later in healthy functioning.
nThis is where the organism perceives something, and then organizes it in terms of how well it actualizes the organism.
nAn object either fulfills a need, is unrelated to a need, or thwarts the fulfillment of a need.