In his research, he found that many of these people shared certain personality traits.
London: Sage. On the other hand, to the extent that our society is out of sync with the actualizing tendency, and we are forced to live with conditions of worth that are out of step with organismic valuing, and receive only conditional positive regard and self-regard, we develop instead an "ideal self".
Self-worth may be seen as a continuum from very high to very low. Freedom of choice—they are not restricted by incongruence and are able to make a wide range of choices more fluently. A person does not play safe all the time. Trust feelings: feeling, instincts, and gut-reactions are paid attention to and trusted.
Psychologists also worry that such an extreme focus on the subjective experience of the individual does little to explain or appreciate the impact of society on personality development. Positive regard is not withdrawn if the person does something wrong or makes a mistake. Self-image How we see ourselves, which is important to good psychological health.
When, or rather if they did so, self actualization took place. Psychological adjustment exists when the concept of the self is such that all the sensory and visceral experiences of the organism are, or may be, assimilated on a symbolic level into a consistent relationship with the concept of self.
Through person-centered counseling and scientific therapy research, Rogers formed his theory of personality development, which highlighted free will and the great reservoir of human potential for goodness. Rogers advanced the field by stressing that the human person is an active, creative, experiencing being who lives in the present and subjectively responds to current perceptions, relationships, and encounters.
In some instances, behavior may be brought about by organic experiences and needs which have not been symbolized.