"Critically compare and contrast Maslow and Rogers accounts of the Self-Actualised/Fully Performing Person with Positive Psychological Ideas of the 'Smart Person'. " Talk about the similarities and differences Self actualisation described by Larsen and buss as a "development based motive, a motive to build up, to flourish and become to become increasingly more what the first is destined to be". The humanistic area of psychology focuses on the individual's potential and strains the value of development and self-actualization. This essay will be compare and contrast two personality theories of do it yourself actualization from Abraham Maslow s hierarchy of needs and Carl Rogers concept of the fully working person. Self- actualization to maslow represents progress of a person toward fulfilment of the best need.