Personality Theory Roger’s Theory of Psychotherapy

As every individual possesses his/her own personality and even perception of such personality alters due to social change, it is really tough to define or to describe personality from a universal perspective. However, there are certain general considerations, which demand special attention when it comes to the definition of personality. “… personality refers to important and relatively stable aspects of a person’s behavior…. Most psychologists also define personality as originating within the individual….Personality deals with a wide range of human behavior. Virtually everything about a person – mental, emotional, social and physical is included….” (Ewen, 2003, p.1)

Social dynamism in modern society has become so diverse and so widespread that psychological problems related to the personality of a person have become very frequent. The aspects are not only affecting the psychological equilibrium of a person but also often lead him to lunacy as it becomes tough for him to determine his own personality to himself. To solve these kinds of problems psychological counseling is the most effective method but the greatest challenge that the counselor encounters is that of understanding the problems of the patient. Such incidents are quite frequent in modern society. A counselor has interpreted the problem of a patient in his own ways and tried to impose such methods that finally led to worsening of the condition of the patient. To solve such a problem of communication gap between client and counselor, one of the greatest psychotherapists, Carl Rogers, has provided the highest importance to respect the requirement of the client. In this context, he has clearly mentioned in his book On Becoming a Person that “[I]t is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go in, what problems are crucial.” (Rogers. Sommers-Flanagan, 2004, p.174)

This very observation makes it clear why in the modern context it becomes so important to choose this topic that will not only deal with solving the problems related to personality disorders but also to find a solution to such a problem from the perspective of the client.&nbsp.