A motivation to overcome inferiority, to strive for higher levels of development.
creative power of the self
The ability to create an appropriate style of life.
A personality assessment technique in which our earliest memories, whether of real events or fantasies, are assumed to reveal the primary interest of our life.
The idea that there is an imagined or potential goal that guides our behavior.
Adler's theory of personality.
A condition that develops when a person is unable to compensate for normal inferiority feelings.
The normal condition of all people; the source of all human striving.
Our innate potential to cooperate with other people to achieve personal and societal goals.
striving for superiority
The urge toward perfection or completion that motivates each of us.
style of life
A unique character structure or pattern of personal behaviors and characteristics by which each of us strives for perfection. Basic styles of life include the dominant, getting, avoiding, and socially useful types.
A condition that develops when a person overcompensates for normal inferiority feelings.