Carl Rogers suggested that good/therapeutic relationships require only 3 core conditions to be effective. They are Empathy, Congruence and Unconditional Positive Regard and are at the heart of good communication.
- Empathy -Understanding, appreciating and relating to the other persons perspective
- Congruence -being genuine in your communication and in expressing your emotions
- Unconditional Positive Regard - Being non-judgemental and accepting, also expressed as 'respect'
Exercising these principles is likely to enhance your communications, emotional intelligence and relationships