ERIC Number: ED371288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
How To Grow Up when You're Grown Up: Achieving Balance in Adulthood.
The thesis of this self-help book is that four personality aspects (physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual) must be balanced if individuals are to become adults. Because each person is an individual personality that is out of balance in some way, growth is a life-long process. The initial 2 chapters, Growth And Growing Up, define what it means to grow up and delineate each of the four personality aspects, ending with a questionnaire to help the reader assess his or her status as an adult. The following four sections, Parts Two through Five (14 chapters), deal specifically with each of the four personality aspects, breaking each down into its significant qualities, identifying the issues commonly associated with that aspect, and offering techniques for achieving growth in it. Part 6, Getting It All Together (3 chapters), lists some universal truths, encourages the reader to begin seeing his or her life holistically and to embark on a consciously-structured plan of growth, and ends with some thoughts on the present spiritual condition of the world and the possibility of wholeness for the entire planet. (MSF)
Descriptors: Adults, Emotional Development, Individual Characteristics, Individual Counseling, Individual Psychology, Intellectual Development, Personality Assessment, Personality Development, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Help Programs
La Mariposa Press, P.O. Box 13221, Tucson, AZ 85732-3221 (paperback, ISBN-0-9613714-5-5: $14.95; hardback, ISBN-0-9613714-6-3: $24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A