Incongruence Definition | Psychology

In psychology, incongruence results when we experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings if there’s a difference between our ideal and perceived selves. It’s part of Carl Rogers’s concepts in psychology and is related to congruence. If we stray too far from our ideal self, we experience anxiety, frustration, and related health problems. According to his theories, it is impossible for a person to be completely overlapped in congruence, as in being the perfect self. Except for Jennifer Aniston, of course.