Before I self-actualize can I help people self-actualize, because that usually happens after a person self actualizes?

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    Further down the hierarchy are belonging and esteem needs often most easily met through helping others. So clearly those others (stuck at a lower level of need, at least temporarily) are helping the person ministering to them to become self-actualized.
    – user9166
    Aug 11, 2016 at 17:07

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Yes, you may help someone self-actualize, even though you are not "fully" self-actualized. Further more, you may even do it without you being aware you are doing it.

  • This answer is a little thin. Could you elaborate or add references?
    – user2953
    Aug 19, 2016 at 7:37

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