Constructivism proposes a vision of the person as an active creator of the world, not just its product. People live in “reality” mediated by mental picture of their experiencing, interpret the data provided by their senses and create model of outer world. When this model works successfully in explaining life phenomena, they experience it as outer reality. From the constructivist’s point of view, objective truth about how the world “really” is an unattainable illusion that escapes human epistemological efforts.
Understanding the reasons why is someone is resisting change depends on sensitively exploring the personal experience and point of view of the person themselves, rather than relying on interpretations from others. Constructivists believe strongly that change, while not easy, is always possible. The application of constructivist ideas to understanding the reasons for resistance, commonly leads to finding alternative ways forward that make change possible.