Running head: 5-2 Phenomenological Concepts 1 5-2 Journal: Phenomenological Concepts Nathan Florence Psychology 216 18EW1 Southern New Hampshire University
5-2 Journal: Phenomenological Concepts 2 How much congruence do you think there is between your actual, ideal, and ought selves? How does this affect how you think, feel, and act? Our ideal self is the person we want to be. Our ought self is our understanding of what others want us to be - what we ought to be and do. Then there is our actual self. (Psychology Today). I believe that we have a desire for congruence. At times we are able to meet our internal and environmental influenced ought and ideal, however the inevitable is that we cannot keep a harmony between the ideal, ought and actual. In the Psychology today article it discussed how when our actual and ideal do not meet, we feel disappointed. When our ought and Actual do not align we feel agitated, guilty, distressed, and anxious. The internal tension acts as guides that
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