Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler (February 7, 1870 - May 28, 1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychologist and founder of the school of Individual Psychology. In collaboration with Sigmund Freud and a small group of Freud's colleagues, Adler was among the co-founders of the psychoanalytic movement. He was the first major figure to break away from psychoanalysis to form an independent school of psychotherapy and personality theory. This was after Freud decided Adler's ideas were too threatening to his own efforts to tolerate coexistence and issued an ultimatum to all members of the psychoanalytic society (which he shepherded) to drop Adler or be expelled (Makari, 2008). Following this split, Adler would come to have an enormous, independent effect on the disciplines of counseling and psychotherapy as they developed over the course of the 20th century (Ellenberger, 1970). He influenced notable figures in subsequent schools of psychotherapy such as Rollo May, Viktor Frankl, Abraham Maslow and Albert Ellis. His writings preceded, and were at times surprisingly consistent with, later neo-Freudian insights such as those evidenced in the works of Karen Horney, Harry Stack Sullivan and Erich Fromm

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Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.Rate it:
If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else.Rate it:
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.Rate it:
Man know much more than he understands.Rate it:
Man knows more than he understands.Rate it:
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized as the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment ... both of individuals and of humanity.Rate it:
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.Rate it:
The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex.Rate it:
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even murder with the truth.Rate it:
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.Rate it:
There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.Rate it:
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.Rate it:
To be human means to feel inferior.Rate it:
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.Rate it:
Whenever a child lies you will find a severe parent. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt to be dangerous.Rate it:

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