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Humanistic/existential personality theories

Explain how humanistic/existential personality theories influence interpersonal relationships.

1. Holistic-Dynamic Theory
2. Person-Centered Theory
3. Existential Psychological Theory

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Let's take a closer look at the influence of interpersonal relationships for each of the three theories. I also added the links which you can refer to for further reading on each theory.

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1. Explain how humanistic/existential personality theories influence interpersonal relationships.

A. Holistic-Dynamic Theory:

Abraham Maslow is a proponent of this theory and concepts include self-actualization and hierarchy of needs. The theory is interested in human potential, and how we fulfill that potential. Based on the hierarchy of needs, interpersonal relations fill necessary human needs (security and safety when a child; love and belonging throughout life, etc.) that are also essential for person growth and personality development.

According to this theory, human motivation is usually complex and more than one source can contribute to the ...

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Explains how three humanistic/existential personality theories influence interpersonal relationships. References are provided.

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