Definition: According to influential humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers, a fully functioning person represents the ideal personality. These individuals tend to live in the moment and are fully open to the experiences they encounter. Rogers believed that in order to become a fully functioning person, an individual must first experience unconditional positive regard and must not develop any conditions of worth. When this happens, the individual will be able to express feelings freely, trust in themselves, and live a rich, full, and creative life.
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