Abstract



Two of Maslow's concepts of peak experiences, defined as moments of highest happiness, were explored. First, these moments have many triggers but are widely recognized and identified in common ways. Second, although transitory, peak experiences often have lasting consequences. Using the Experience Questionnaire, 30 realtors described personal peak experiences. Of eight factors, they endorsed four: significance, fulfillment, spirituality, and full focus. They characterized their peak experiences as significant or turning points in their lives. These data were similar to past data from 29 artists and 123 university students.