All self-actualizing people studied by Maslow were creative in some sense of the word, hi fact, Maslow suggested that creativity and self-actualization may be one and the same. Not all self-actualizers are talented or creative hi the arts, but all are creative in then own way. They have a keen perception of truth, beauty, and reality— ingredients that form the foundation of true creativity.

Self-actualizing people need not be poets or artists to be creative. In speaking of his mother-in-law (who was also his aunt), Maslow (1968a) vividly pointed out that creativity can come from almost anywhere. He said that whereas his self-actualizing mother-in-law had no special talents as a writer or artist, she was truly creative in preparing homemade soup. Maslow remarked that first-rate soup was more creative than second-rate poetry!

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