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50 phrases of Alfred Adler on psychoanalysis

50 phrases of Alfred Adler on psychoanalysis

Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler (1870-1937) was an Austrian doctor and psychotherapist of Jewish origin. Adler occupies an important position in the history of psychotherapy, along with Sigmund Freud Y Carl Jung, constitute what is usually called "the big three", the founders of the Deep Psychology.

Later Adler creates the Individual Psychology where the important thing is the individual, the person. He is interested in integration, with an I that controls all facets of personality, to see how a person adapts and integrates into society. For this psychology, the individual must integrate into society and be as happy as possible.

Famous quotes by Alfred Adler

The main danger in life is to take too many worries.

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

Trust only the facts. Life happens in deeds, not in words

Experience is one of the causes of success or failure. We do not suffer the impact of our experiences, called traumas, but we adapt them to our purposes.

Man knows much more than he understands.

We must never neglect the patient's use of his symptoms.

Hurting another person through regret is one of the most subtle resources of the neurotic, such as when, for example, he indulges in self-accusations.

See with the eyes of another, listen with the ears of another, feel with the heart of another. At the moment, this seems to me an acceptable definition of what we call social sentiment.

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.

Geniuses are admired, rich men are envied, men of power are feared; but you only trust men of character.

The greater the feeling of inferiority that a person has experienced, the more powerful the impulse of conquest is and the more violent the emotional agitation.

The greatness of man lies in the power of his thought.

Life is the same as learning to swim. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, since there is no other way to learn to live!

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie and even kill with the truth.

A lie would be meaningless if the truth were not perceived as dangerous.

You can cure yourself of depression if you start early in the morning to consider how you will bring true joy to another person.

A simple rule to treat those people who are difficult is, together remember that those people are trying to assert their superiority, and you should deal with them from that point of view.

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.

It is easier to fight for principles than to live according to them.

There would be many fewer starts in a bad mood if the possibility of ensuring its own importance was not offered.

Follow your heart but take your brain with you.

The meanings are not determined by the situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings that we give to the situations.

We cannot say that if a child is poorly fed he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusions the child has drawn.

An exaggerated sensitivity is synonymous with a sense of inferiority.

Neurosis is the natural, logical development of an individual who is comparatively inactive, full of a personal, egocentric, superiority yearning, and therefore is behind in the development of his social interest.

All to want is to want to compensate something.

I believe that I am not limited by any strict rule or prejudice, but rather prefer to subscribe at the beginning: Everything can also be different.

God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the owner of destinies, who elevates man, who speaks from the cosmos to every human soul, is the brightest manifestation of the goal of perfection.

There is no human individual who finds rest under the yoke of a feeling of inferiority.

The greatest danger in life is that you can take too many precautions.

The psychologist can only draw attention to mistakes; The patient, on the other hand, is forced to give life to the same truth.

Tears and complaints - the means I have called "power of water" can be an extremely useful weapon to disrupt cooperation and confine others to the condition of slavery.

When we know a person's goal, we know approximately what will follow.

In the dream the vital problem of an individual is revealed symbolically.

Each individual acts and suffers according to his peculiar teleology (the study of the ends or purposes), which has all the inevitability of destiny, as long as he does not understand it.

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

It is very obvious that we are not influenced by the facts, but by our interpretation of the facts.

War is the organization of murders and torture against our brothers.

Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there can be no real progress. People who live forever not only hinder and discourage young people, but lack sufficient stimulus for creativity.

We have to interpret bad mood as a sign of inferiority.

Experience is one of the causes of success or failure. We do not suffer the impact of our experiences, called traumas, but we adapt them to our purposes.

It is easier to fight for one's own principles than to live up to it.

The educator has to believe in the potential of his student, and must use all his art to transmit his experience to the students.

Trust only the movement. Life occurs in the plane of events, not words. Trust the movement ...

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass of crimes committed in the community of man.

Our modern states prepare for war without even knowing the future enemy.

Challenging individuals will always persecute others, and yet they will always be considered persecuted.

Overcoming difficulties leads you to courage, respect for yourself and to know yourself better.

We can understand all the phenomena of life as if the past, the present and the future together with a guiding idea, supraordered, were present in them as clues.

The opinion that a person has of himself and the environment can best be deduced from the meaning he finds in life and the meaning he gives to his own life.

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences (the so-called "trauma"), but we make them appropriate for our purposes.

See with the eyes of another, listen with the ears of another, feel with the heart of another. At the moment that seems to me an acceptable definition of what we call social feeling.

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