Vasilenko Anna Yurievna – Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Ussuriisk State Pedagogical Institute.
This article deals with subjective factors of preventing emotional burnout. The influence of reason-to-live orientations and personality tendency on professional self-actualization among people having sociometric professions is analyzed. The significance of comprehension of life as an universal criterion of self-actualization of "egotists" and "altruists", which promotes prevention of personality emotional burnout, is substantiated.
Key words: emotional burnout, self-actualization, existentialist values, altruism, egoism.