Although I could understand the difference between Maslow’s concept of ‘intrinsic learning’ and ‘extrinsic learning’, I fail to understand whether my growth and evolution towards self-actualization was/is entirely my will to be a better human being or it could be attributed to extrinsic assistance and motivation to alter my ‘self’ by family and friends (Maslow, 1987). There were also specific ‘peak experiences’ that I had witnessed that led me to think beyond my life. This observation also refutes the behaviorist ideas that personality is formed when an individual is capable of understanding ‘self’. However, I could not explain what was personality or self but I think I was born with a distinct personality that developed over time but was never absent. I could understand my ‘self’ as imaginative, creative, instinctive, whimsical, and one that preferred isolation in order to align thoughts. However I find consilience between other researchers and my criticism of Maslow’s theory of needs when I observe the lack of generalizability in his results. Maslow concluded a certain group of individuals as successful self-actualizers based on his observation of their behavioral traits and personality characteristics at a specific span of time. While putting them on a moral high ground Maslow explained a theory with a handful of individuals with equally limited range of traits. While most of us would be humbled in comparison with these ‘self-actualizers’ it does not in anyway mean that we would be unsuccessful in actualizing our ‘self’.