Personality Theories exam 1
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Adler feld EGO was creative not reactive
bringing ideas to fruition was the purpose of mankind
Adler Oedipus complex
male child does not attempt to posses the mother, but strives to attain superiority over his father
Adler Narcissim vs social interest
Contratry to frued, Adler felt narccism went against human tendency and was a deficency.
though that humans should develope a healthy social interest in the wellbeing of others
Adlers Motivation toward goals or staifying drives
did not think people were motivated by silencing the discomfort of biological needs, but rather a motivation to acheive their goals
Adler Unity vs Fragmentation
though personality tended toward becoming a whole unit. Unlike frued wo had them being fragmented opposing parts
attempt to solve problems of the concious world
Adler - Organ Inferiority
Felt that physicals inferiorities drove people to overcompensate and use these new skills as careers, ect.
Adler - Drive
Drives are several components that all work together to make the person function.
Drives can be transfored to the opposite- drive to eat become annorexia
Displacement - love for father transfers to love for another authority
Inward redirection- Drive to see becomes drive to be looked at
displacement onto a strong drive - blocking sex drive increases drive to look at sex
Adler- Masculine protests
drive for men and women to strive for superiority
peoples organ inferiorites translate fellings of being less than others.
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