Existential phenomenology describes the subjective human experiences as it is evidenced in their way of life intentions and even social attitudes. It focuses more on activities and practices rather than their behaviors (Robbins, 2016). Existential phenomenology gives a broader understanding of human actions as compared to technological study, which is viewed to be narrow.
Existential phenomenology involves three phases, which include intuiting where one experiences or recall a specific phenomenon. The second phase is analyzing where one tries to understand the clarity of the event; it may be in the form of images, feelings, and also thoughts (Symth, 2017). The third phase is describing the phenomena; it is guided by one’s intuition and analysis of a phenomenon. In this stage, the psychologists can understand the essence of specific individual events and also experiences.
Existential phenomenology is critical as it helps us to understand the in-depth of our existence and also other people’s lives. It’s also ethical as it recognizes that the vital characteristic of a human being is to help others.