Saturday, August 27, 2016

On a Carl Rogers Quote

Next to Freud, Carl Rogers was ranked the 2nd most eminent clinical psychologist of the 20th century.  He wrote:

In a person who is open to experience, each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
Of course, Rogers isn't implying we never should defend ourselves. He's only saying that, to grow, we need to remain open to the possibility that criticism of us is deserved. The question is, "How do you know when you're in fact wrong yet are defending your position anyway?"

In my article today, I ask questions to help you decide whether, in a given situation, you're being defensive or are merely defending your worthy position?

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