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Abraham Maslow and Bill Clinton
A description and application of Maslow's development and self-actualization theories to the life, personality and career of president.
# 21321 | 2,250 words | 7 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency) , Psychology (General)

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This research discusses Maslow's core tendencies of personality as they might be related to the achievement, behavior, attitude, and functioning of President Bill Clinton. When compared with Maslow's core characteristics of personality, President Clinton's behavior demonstrates that he basically fits the model of the self-actualized personality. Clinton, however, varies from the classic Maslow model in that his spirituality is very strict in its religious nature and in that he is not always able to distinguish the difference between means and ends.

Although Clinton had an alcoholic, abusive stepfather, his survival needs were met by a loving network of grandparents, family members, and friends. Therefore, he was able to concentrate, at an early age, on vigorous self-actualization..."

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