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B Values

Maslow's List of B(eing)-Values (TPB 83, quoted verbatim)

  1. wholeness; (unity; integration; tendency to one-ness; interconnectedness; simplicity; organization; structure; dichotomy-transcendence; order);
  2. perfection; (necessity; just-right-ness; just-so-ness; inevitability; suitability; justice; completeness; "oughtness")
  3. completion; (ending; finality; justice; "it's finished"; fulfillment; finis and telos; destiny; fate);
  4. justice; (fairness; orderliness; lawfulness; "oughtness");
  5. aliveness; (process; non-deadness; spontaneity; self-regulation; full-functioning);
  6. richness; (differentiation, complexity; intricacy);
  7. simplicity; (honesty; nakedness; essentiality; abstract, essential, skeletal structure);
  8. beauty; (rightness; form; aliveness; simplicity; richness; wholeness; perfection; completion; uniqueness; honesty);
  9. goodness; (rightness; desireability; oughtness; justice; benevolence; honesty);
  10. uniqueness; (idiosyncrasy; individuality; non-comparability; novelty);
  11. effortlessness; (ease; lack of strain, striving or difficulty; grace; perfect, beautiful functioning);
  12. playfulness; (fun; joy; amusement; gaiety; humor; exuberance; effortlessness);
  13. truth; honesty; reality; (nakedness; simplicity; richness; oughtness; beauty; pure, clean and unadulterated; completeness; essentiality).
  14. self-sufficiency; (autonomy; independence; not-needing-other-than-itself-in-order-to-be-itself; self-determining; environment-transcendence; separateness; living by its own laws).

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