The person-centered approach helped me to see that I was a fully functioning adult when I looked back on my late teenage years.
In the first place, I was receptive to my feelings. I learned to accept them both and to work to improve those negative ones.
The second reason I started to existentially live is that I have learned to enjoy and appreciate life in its entirety. I no longer look back at the past or forward to see whether I regret putting my happiness above all else.
Thirdly I became more confident in my decision-making as I learned to trust my gut, my instincts, and my feelings. I went to University for my Psychology degree even though my Dad wanted me at International Medical University. The hostel experience helped me to be able to adapt, and I took risks.
I also felt fulfilled by my life because I was always looking for new experiences and challenges. I joined clubs like Circle K International and Introverts to try things I had never done before.
In my early adulthood, i went to counseling three times. I first sought help for family problems, then relationship issues, and lastly career counseling. Although i never really understood the feelings of the counselor, the person centered theory made me realize it was empathy. It is important to have empathy to help clients learn to relate to themselves and live differently. Empathy is about helping people to learn how to make decisions in the moment using experiential references. On the contrary, I thought that empathy was simply the ability to feel sympathy for another person. However, the person-centered theory has taught me what true empathy is, which is noticing and mirroring the feelings of their clients. It also involves entering and becoming at home in their world. Being sensitive to shifting meanings or emotions is important at all times. To embrace clients unconditionally, it is important to respect their emotions.
I can live a fulfilling life by combining my personality and character. My thoughts and desires tend to be aimed at the future and present. I don’t care much about my past. If I were a different person, I would not have chosen to study psychology. It has completely changed my worldview and life.