Rogers identified five characteristics of the fully functioning person: 1. Open to experience, 2. Existential living (avoiding prejudging etc), 3. Trust Feelings, 4. Creativity (risk taking) 5. Fulfilled Life For Rogers, fully functioning people are well adjusted, well balanced and interesting to know. Often such people are high achievers in society. Critics claim that the fully functioning person is a product of Western culture
Activity for getting to know new clients & Exploring Issues of Self-Concept Have child sort based on how they see themselves, how they think others see them (parent, teacher, classmates), or what a friend looks like. Goals can be set by asking what traits they want to work on.