Journal: Phenomenological Concepts 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? I believe there is a small connection between our “true” selves and who we want people to think we are. For example, if we wanted to be a naturally neat person but realize you can’t keep your apartment clean, you realize that isn’t who you really are. You know where everything is when your apartment is a mess and don’t want to clean it every day. I also think we perceive situations differently than wat happened. We take it how we personally think it happened. Rogers says “We are sure things really exist as we saw them. Yet our seeing is not an objective recording of the world of reality but a subjective construction that reflects personal needs” (Cervone & Pervin, 2019). We so badly want to impress or make the ones we love happy. You take the job as a lawyer because your dad is a lawyer and forget all about wanting to open your own Veterinary Hospital. In the long wrong we realize we are living for
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- Fall '15