What is TRUE SELF?

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the totality of a person's potentialities which could be cultivated under ideal cultural and social circumstances. The term is utilized in the framework of Erich Fromm's approach to neurosis as a response to social pressures and repressed potentialities. The idea is additionally utilized within the patient-focused therapy of Carl Rogers.

TRUE SELF: "The acknowledgement of the true self is a significant objective of therapy."

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