The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Self-Actualization of Personality

Keywords: self-actualization of the personality, self-actualization factors, time orientation, emotional intelligence


The article is aimed to reveal the analysis of the emotional intelligence role in adult age personality self-actualization process. The relevance of emotional intelligence and self-actualization connection study in the context of modern scientific discourses and crisis conditions of society is described. The article summarizes the results of theoretical analysis of the problem of self-actualization. The most significant features of the self-actualization process from the point of view of humanistic psychology are presented. Also, methodological principles and basic aspects of self-actualization understanding in domestic psychology are described according to the methodological principles of the activity approach. The essential features of emotional intelligence of the personality, its structure are determined. It is substantiated that emotional intelligence is connected with the process of individual’s self-actualization through realization of the personality in the fullness of his own emotional life, ability to experience peak emotions, emotional sphere content control, etc. The methodological bases of the study, the specifics of the sample and the compared diagnostic groups are described. The empirical data of the person’s self-actualization study, its most significant parameters, expressiveness of different aspects of emotional intelligence are analyzed. The obtained empirical data are interpreted in accordance with classical and modern scientific views on the nature of the self-actualization processes and emotional intelligence. The emotional intelligence indicators expressiveness in intra- and interpersonal plane was interpreted in two groups – respondents who receive a second higher education in the specialty "Psychology" and those who aim to self-actualize. The predominance of interpersonal emotional intelligence and its components – understanding other people's emotions and managing other people's emotions – in the sample, which aim at their own self-actualization, is statistically substantiated and substantively analyzed. Also, the tendency towards identification of one's own emotional sphere content, its expression and indicator of emotional intelligence in general was expressed for both groups of the studied. On the basis of empirical data generalization the tendency of self-actualization and emotional intelligence signs combination in of personality’s functioning is revealed.


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How to Cite
Mylashenko, K., & Lavrinenko, V. (2019). The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Self-Actualization of Personality. Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, (11), 59-66.