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Self Esteem and Personal Growth Attributes for Self Actualization

Enhancing Your Ability and Capacity to Excel in Life

Healthy personal growth is integrated with intrinsic personal poise attributes. The self improvement and self esteem development system we provide for personal effectiveness and self actualization, emphasizes the importance of gaining insight on what personal poise really is as this would enhance your capacity to be on top of your world and move towards self actualization.

Gaining Insight on What Intrinsic Personal Poise Really Is

Understanding—and gainng insight on—what 'poise' really entails is critical to your personal growth, personal effectiveness, and self-improvement—and being on top of your world.

What is 'poise'? What does 'personal poise' really entail? Insight on the nature of personal poise would help you focus on the key personal poise attributes relevant to your self-esteem and personal growth problems or challenges. It would help you to confidently chart your route to better personal development. For example, overcoming low self-esteem, conquering self-defeating shyness, powering personal poise to gain social influence, or managing a self-hindered pattern of personal development.

This insight on what personal poise really means will come by exploring the synonyms and antonyms associated with 'poise'. This would unravel key intrinsic attributes—the better poise attributes—that underpin personal growth and shape the disposition towards self-actualization.

Direct Method of Exploring Personal Poise Attributes for Personal Growth

We asked people—in focused group panel discussion, brainstorming, and simple data-feedback survey—a simple, direct question: 'What are the key attributes of a well-poised person?'

This led to a list of personal poise attributes, from which the following were synthesized.

  • 1. Dignity, 2. Composure, 3. Gracefulness, 4. Balance, 5. Equilibrium, 6. Self-Control, 7. Integrity
  • 8. Assertiveness, 9. Courage, 10. Peak, 11. Flexibility, 12. Genuineness, 13. Correctness, 14. Harmony
  • 15. Wholeness, 16. Sharpness, 17. Wholesomeness, 18. Vitality, 19. Energy, 20. Calmness, 21 Efficiency
  • 22. Confidence, 23. Synergy, 24. Stability, 25. Compactness, 26. Keenness, 27. Equillibrium, 28. Esteem
  • 29. Soundness, 30. Drive, 31. Enthusiasm, 32. Adaptability, 33. Resourcefulness

Reversal Method for Understanding Personal Poise Attributes

You can also get further insight on 'personal poise' for personal growth by a deep reflection on what the lack of poise represents. Asking people the question, 'What, in real terms, would the absence of personal poise show?' yielded a very interesting list. Here are key attributes associated with lack of poise in individuals.

  • 1. Tension, 2. Disturbance, 3. Disorganization, 4. Crudeness, 5. Lack of Polish, 6. Rough Condition, 7. Unsettled Condition, 8. Dis-equilibrium, 9. Crookedness, 10. Awkwardness, 11. Fearfulness, 12. Quaking Condition
  • 13. Uncoordinated Condition, 14. Imbalance, 15. Unbalanced Condition, 16. Nervousness, 17. Turmoil, 18. Chaos, 19. Crisis, 20. Un-refinement, 21. Dullness, 22. Ineffectiveness, 23. Weakness, 24. Inefficiency
  • 25. High Level of Agitation, 26. Slackness, 27. Sickness, 28. Distrust, 29. Inadequacy, 30. Unreliability, 31. Adulteration, 32. Insecurity, 33. Lacking Uprightness, 34. Lacking Integrity, 35. Unattractiveness, 36. Inelegance
  • 37. Uncleanness, 38. Inappropriateness, 39. Un-Assuredness, 40. Shamefulness, 41. Shoddiness, 42. Disproportional, 43. Disjointedness, 44. Lack of Synthesis, 45. Lack of Synergy, 46. Incompetence, 47. Ignorance, 48. Being Uninformed
  • 49. Lack of Creativity, 50. Diffidence, 51. Being Self-effacing, 52. Lack of Keenness, 53. Unimaginativeness, 54. Unresourcefulness, 55. Lack of Drive, 56. Lack of Enthusiasm, 57. Cheerlessness, 58. Humorlessness, 59. Unrelaxed (Tensed) Condition, 60. Lack of Composure
  • 61. Lack of Commitment, 62. Perturbed Condition, 63. Not Genuine (Not Authentic), 64. Lack of Transparency, 65. Risk-Aversion, 66. Lack of Venturesomeness, 67. Lack of Amiability, 68. Lack of Versatility

Using the Lists of Personal Poise Attributes For Personal Growth

You may use the two lists to reflect on your better poise development challenges or identify what aspects of personal poise you would be focusing on for a happier and more effective you. You may explore more poise attributes using both direct and reversal methods. In some cases, languages different from the English language may throw up interesting aspects of personal poise.

Simplicity of a Personal Development Formula

The better personal poise attributes were configured into the following six broad personal development factors, which we call poise indices:

  • Congruence
  • Appeal
  • Integrity
  • Venturesomeness
  • Integration
  • Zest

These poise indices form the basis of the personal development formula for self-actualization.


Focused self-improvement, personal growth, or healthy self-esteem development, starts from a good understanding of what personal poise entails—in real sense—and your specific personal development challenges.