Core Conditions

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

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