Part of The Inner Space Series. A Growing Tendency is a Digital Collage which firmly sets its roots deep into the rich soil of The Self, before using what it finds there to grow outwards towards the realization of its full potential. The concept of a Self-Actualizing Tendency states that every human organism has an inherent desire or drive to reach out and utilize their own unique individual resources, traits and talents in a search to become more elaborated, complex, integrated and mature. That is a person over time naturally tends to grow to become more fully, uniquely and deeply themselves. In this regard Aristotle used the term "Entelechy" which is the unique form within the acorn which destines it to become an Oak.
Through the natural process of Self-Actualization persons tend to become more Creative, Unique, Authentic, Confident, Compassionate, Autonomous, More Comfortable With Solitude, More Comfortable With Intimacy, Accepting of Their Own Flaws and The Flaws of Others, Less Anxious and Less Defended. They crucially begin to evaluate their own worth internally, by their own standards and with self compassion. They move naturally away from the shaky position of relying on the positive regard of others as a source of self-esteem.