While I keep you waiting for excerpts from the book of Maslow I'm reading. This is a list of the qualities of the superior human being from Abraham Maslow, the founder of humanistic psychology. Dr. Maslow summed up the concept of Self-Actualization as:
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This is the need we may call self-actualization ... referring to a person's desire for fulfillment, namely to the tendency to become actually what we are potentially ..."