Authenticity and Self-realization of Personality in Early Adulthood



In the process of personality establishment the individual's self-realization and ability to be oneself (i.e authentic path of development) are of paramount importance. This article deals with an empirical examination of the relationship between one's authenticity and self-realization. We suggested that personality authenticity has something to do with certain aspects of self-realization in early adulthood, which came as the hypothesis of the research. 81 respondents (37 males, 44 females) aged 22-37 took part in it. The following research methodologies were used: Authenticity Scale (adapted by S.K. Nartova-Bochaver et al), ‘The Purpose-in-Life orientations’ test, "Self-attitude" inventory (SAMOAL). The respondents were surveyed online using Google Forms. It has been revealed in the study that between parameters of authenticity on the one hand and parameters of self-attitude, self-actualization, meaning, awareness on the other there are statistically significant correlations which suggest certain interrelated personality tendencies in the manifestations of authenticity and self-realization.

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Keywords: personality, self-realization, authenticity, self-actualization, congruence, meaningfulness, potential

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood


Received: 31.10.2021


For citation: Vachkov I., Khramova T.K. Authenticity and Self-realization of Personality in Early Adulthood [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2021. Vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 14–24. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2021110402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Igor Vachkov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tatyana K. Khramova, Master of Psychology, Consulting Psychologist, International Professional Association of Psychologists, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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