Rogers defines a human as an organism aimed to grow, develop, expand, maintain himself, and realize all his natures and capacities (Rodgers, 1980). Rodgers called this humans feature as actualizing tendency. The focus of his theory is an innately positive nature of humans. Rodgers states that a human possesses vast resources for self-actualization, self-understanding, for altering his self-concept, behavior and attitudes. He adds that it is necessary for a person to experience non-directive attitudes of congruence, positive regard and empathic understanding during therapy process (Rodgers, 1957). These are the main ideas of Rogers’ client-centered theory. But what is very important is that Rodgers theory can be successfully implemented not only for the therapy process but also for many other types of humans relationships. In particular, come values from Rodgers theory can be relevant to marriage and other intimate relations. Rodgers introduces such notion as congruence that means the correlation between self and experience. It can be implemented in marriage life or other human relations, because allows a person to build his personal relations with people on the base of mutual and true feelings and to avoid any defense reactions.
According to Rodgers theory this happens, because that is a persons nature to understand himself, to accept his own feelings and as a result to express his feelings as his own but not as a statement of fact. A person starts to understand what another feels and why they feel this or that. In such a way mutual understanding starts to apply to interpersonal interaction. One of important values of Rodgerss theory is a person self-understanding, self-realization and adequate self-concept. In human relations this value provides good, strong, two-way communication. When a person understands well his inner world, listens to his feelings and desires, he becomes able to understand others as well. He can look at others life through the eyes of other and tries to create the atmosphere of understanding, trust and free expression of feelings. As it was said above, Rodgers declares that the main tendency of humans is self-actualization that includes persons desire to be himself. As a result marriage becomes a unity of separate and unique individuals with their individual goals and values who are connected with true feelings and mutual understanding. This happens, because when a person trusts himself, his feelings and does not put pressure on others, he starts trusting others and accepting their feelings. My own ethical beliefs compare perfectly with the implications of Rodgers values, because I strongly believe that only free, self-actualized, all-sufficient, true to himself person is able to create harmonic, genuine interpersonal relationships with other people. I completely agree with Rodgers point of view about the fact that if a person is true to himself, he can find satisfaction in genuine family relations that contributes each member to grow, develop, expand, and realize their capacities. I also agree that a fully functioning person should be open to the external world, should trust himself and express freely his feelings.
She talked about walking into town and different places she knew the family and friends had been. The letters and family papers that the source was coming from contained all types of writings about the family and their role in the community of Charleston. Carrie’s papers included letters of her activities and accomplishments, as well as, friendly comments to find out what her other family members were doing. One interesting letter was about the time when she was organizing the community children’s fund to help support the kindergarten program, a tornado and hurricane ravaged the two Kindergarten buildings. These took place mainly when she was in colleges and universities. She also had written some fiction, which was a story, but there was no title. There were just some sections of the story. The individuals that mainly came up were her father, Mabel, Anita, her nephew Richard, and to some sources I was not sure who they were.
Her ideas were happy ones and she gave updates on how she was doing. Events that she discussed were the major movements she was a part of. These included: women’s suffrage, women attending the College of Charleston, and the importance of children’s education starting at an early age. The main interesting topics that Carrie Pollitzer accomplished and was a part of, were the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and her part of being a leader in the movement allowing women to attend the College of Charleston. Her involvement in the movement to let women attend the college is her most well known feat. She made this a personal goal after World War I. Carrie gave a great speech to the College of Charleston in regards to letting women into college. Her movement in woman’s suffrage and their right to vote was another great cause Carrie was involved in. She once told The News and Courier, “that getting men to listen to a woman in 1918 was quite a feat.” Her movement in women’s rights even goes further back than when she advocated women in college.
In 1912, she and her sisters became members of the newly formed National Women’s Party. She wrote letters to legislators urging them to pass the equal rights amendment and to treat women fairly. Women being able to gain the right to vote was a very important goal to Carrie and her sisters. She always handed out pamphlets or set up a booth at the corner of King and Broad Street advocating her cause of women’s suffrage and the right to vote. Carrie had a great personality. She was considered a strong woman who believed that if you were going to accomplish anything, you had to start at the child’s level. She was dedicated to what she believed in and it made a difference. William Pollitzer, Richard’s son, says that all four Pollitzer children grew up with the belief that they should serve others. Carrie compared to other significant southern women that I have looked is she seems to be a little more accomplished and focused on making her and her children’s lives better for the future of women. Fanny Kemble relates the most to her out of the women we have studied.