Neurosis and Human Growth: The struggle toward self-reali and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible. NEUROSIS AND HUMAN GROWTH According to Karen Horney in Neurosis and Human Growth, people defend themselves against feeling unsafe, unloved. In Neurosis and Human Growth, Dr. Horney discusses the neurotic process as a special form of the human development, the antithesis of healthy growth.
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Neurosis and human growth: The struggle toward self-realization. The neurotic personality of our time.
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Are you considering psychoanalysis? A psychoanalyst's search for self-understanding. New HavenCT: She unfolds the different stages of this situation, describing neurotic claims, the tyranny or neurosis and human growth dictates and the neurotic's solutions for relieving the tensions of conflict in such emotional attitudes as domination, self-effacement, dependency, or resignation.
Throughout, neurosis and human growth outlines with penetrating insight the forces that work for and against the person's realization of his or her potentialities. Horney discusses the neurotic process as a special form of the human development, the antithesis of healthy growth.
Horney describes self-realization as the development of a person's given potentialities, and compares it with the process of an acorn growing, given fertile soil, into a tree.
The principal subject of the book, however, is what happens when a person's spontaneity is crushed in early life. The person will slowly lose touch with that spontaneity or " real self ", and develop, instead, a reactive self neurosis and human growth is constructed to respond to dangers of various kinds.
If a child's early environment is such that the child grows up seeing the world as basically hostile, compulsive actions will predominate and the child will grow up devoted to allaying anxiety.