If a person has a positive self-concept, they tend to feel good about who they are and often see the world as a safe and positive place.
Negative feelings are not denied, but worked through rather than resorting to ego defense mechanisms. The actualizing tendency is fundamental to this theory.
Emotion accompanies, and in general facilitates, such goal directed behavior, the kind of emotion being related to the perceived significance of the behavior for the maintenance and enhancement of the organism. Unconditional Positive Regard In the development of the self-concept, Rogers elevated the importance of unconditional positive regard, or unconditional love.
An increasingly existential lifestyle — living each moment fully — not distorting the moment to fit personality or self-concept but allowing personality and self-concept to emanate from the experience.
A brief overall assessment will conclude the discussion. The self is our inner personality, and can be likened to the soul, or Freud's psyche.
The self-concept then becomes based on these standards of value rather than on organismic evaluation. They are able to lead lives that are authentic and genuine. You are on page 1of 7 Search inside document Carl Rogers Self Theory of Personality Development Since the study of personality began, personality theories have offered a wide variety of explanations for behavior and what constitutes the person.
The ideal self is the person that you would like to be; the real self is the person you actually are.