When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens, how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard. I have deeply appreciated the times that I have experienced this sensitive, empathic, concentrated listening.
A person’s real need, a most terrible need, is for someone to listen…not as a ‘patient’ but as a human soul. To listen well is to respond to a great human yearning.
The only person who is educated is the one
who has learned how to learn… and change.
- Abraham Maslow American Psychologist
- Howard Gardner American Psychologist
- B. F. Skinner American Psychologist
- Timothy Leary American Psychologist, Author
- Bruno Bettelheim Austrian-born American Psychologist
- Erich Fromm German Psychologist
- George W. Crane American Psychologist
- Orval Hobart Mowrer American Psychologist
- Martin Seligman American Psychologist, Author
- Carl Jung Swiss Psychologist