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Alfred Adler
Alfred Adler

Known as the originator of the inferiority complex theory, Alfred Adler was responsible for refining some of the ideas Sigmund Freud put forth and founded the school of individual psychology. Adler and Freud were peers in the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, but they were hardly friends. Adler took issue with many of Freud's beliefs that biological and sexual factors influenced personality d…

Date of Birth: February 07, 1870
Date of Death: May 28, 1937


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Alfred Adler

"The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal." Alfred Adler
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"Death is really a great blessing for humanity without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not any hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient Stimulus to be creative." Alfred Adler
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"War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man." Alfred Adler
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"If you wish to educate a child who has gone wrong, then you must, above all, keep your attention fixed on the intersection of two charmed circles." Alfred Adler
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"The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation." Alfred Adler
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"Defiant individuals will always persecute others, yet will always consider themselves persecuted." Alfred Adler
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"My psychology belongs to everyone." Alfred Adler
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"Tears and complaints - the means which I have called water power - can be an extremely useful weapon for disturbing cooperation and reducing other to a condition of slavery." Alfred Adler
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"All failures - neurotics, psychotics, criminals, drunkards, problem children, suicides, perverts, and prostitutes - are failures because they are lacking in social interest" Alfred Adler
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"A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view" Alfred Adler
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"What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!" Alfred Adler
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"The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well." Alfred Adler
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"My difficulties belong to me !" Alfred Adler
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Alfred Adler

"Let yourself be guided in your pedagogic interventions especially by the observations you have made on the results of your former interventions." Alfred Adler
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"Every thing may be different, even what I say to you now may be different !" Alfred Adler
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"The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions." Alfred Adler
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Alfred Adler

"To injure another person through atonement is one of the most subtle devices of the neurotic, as when, for example, he indulges in self-accusations." Alfred Adler
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"Life happens at the level of events, not words" Alfred Adler
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"It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring." Alfred Adler
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"Imperfect preparation gives rise to the thousand-fold forms that express physical and mental inferiority and insecurity." Alfred Adler
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"The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex." Alfred Adler
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