Alfred Adler 1879 – 1937

A central idea in Adlerian psychology is that individuals are always striving toward a goal, whether it is conscious or not.

We live our life by our “fictions” about the sort of person we are and the person we are becoming.

It is this very fact of goal directedness that makes the psyche almost indestructible and so resistant to change.

“Character” is the unique interplay between two opposing forces, a need for power and a need of “social feeling” and togetherness.


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