Create New His soul is as turbulent as the sea.
I hypothesize that the personality theories of personality theorists best describe themselves and those of their own type. Alfred Adler If ever theory was personal confession, Adler's theory of the 'inferiority complex' was.
Austrian physician Alfred Adler proposed, in almost two decades prior to Freud's paying any attention to it--that there exists a primary, powerful, and distinct aggressive drive which cannot be accounted for by mere sexual frustration: If one looks for the cause of this position, one finds it determined by the difficulty of affording satisfaction for the organ [i.
This circumstance as well as the further relationships of the hostile, belligerent position of the individual toward the environment indicate a drive toward fighting for satisfaction which I call "aggression drive.
The "refinement" or what Freud called "sublimation" of the aggressive instinct, according to Adler, resulted in such diverse--and often destructive --human activities as competitive sports, strivings for interpersonal power and social dominance, racial, religious, and international hostilities, and war.
Moreover, he maintained that the myriad "manifestations of the aggression drive are found again in the neuroses and psychoses," describing how we find pure expressions of the aggression drive in temper tantrums and attacks of hysteria, epilepsy, and paranoia.
Phases of the turning round of the drive upon the self are hypochondria, neurasthenic and hysterical pain, the entire syndrome of complaints in neurasthenia, hysteria, accident neurosis, ideas of reference and persecution, self-mutilation, and suicide The various forms of anxiety come about because the aggression drive, which is at the basis of anxiety, can take hold of various systems.
It may enervate motor systems tremor, shaking, cramps, catatonic phenomena, functional paralysis as inhibition of aggression. It may also excite the vasomotor system heart palpitations, paleness, blushing or other tracts, so that we may find perspiration, incontinency and vomiting, or prevention of secretion as an inhibition phenomenon.
The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler: Harper and Row, Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: State University of New York, Alfred Adler - Dr. Alfred Adler postulates a single "drive" or motivating force behind all our behavior and experience.
By the time his theory had gelled into its most mature form, he called that motivating force the striving for perfection.
It is the desire we all have to fulfill our potentials, to come closer and closer to our ideal. It is, as many of you will already see, very similar to the more popular idea of self-actualization. Adler - outline of Adler's theory of personality.
Vaihinger saw fictions as ideas, both conscious and unconscious, which are not grounded in reality but allow us to better deal with reality. Ansbacher and Ansbacher offer an example of the fiction "All men are created equal," which has no grounding in reality but encourages individuals in their own sense of self-agency.
A con man who becomes a modern-day rebel and hero cast in the mode of the cowboy hero of the American Western.
Charming and manipulating, he is a forceful character living a generation too late. Using a strong sense of humor and comic exaggeration, he instigates the changes at the sanitarium and teaches the inmates to be sane.
Harold Bloom On re-reading Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence Bloom's title concerns the anxiety felt by poets when they are influenced by their precursors. This anxiety causes misprision. What is most strange is that Bloom cannot even give examples that support this thesis, although one would think that you could always quote scripture to prove any point.
Again and again, Bloom is forced to admit that Goethe, Milton, Shakespeare, Nietzsche did not agree with him, and even in his own opinion do not seem to have been anxious at all.
This at the same time that he is stressing that his is a theory of what strong poets do. All that Bloom really proves is that he feels a terrible anxiety of influence, and that perhaps where several lesser poets -- such as Wilde -- failed was often in succumbing to this anxiety.
But I do not think he proves even this. What those like Wilde felt was not an anxiety of influence; it was simply disappointment. Disappointment caused by the recognition that they could never write as well, in any style, as those they admired. It was a recognition of inferiority, which may or may not cause anxiety.
Anxiety is a complex internalized emotion. And it is possible, I believe, for a healthy person to feel not anxiety, but only disappointment. Disappointment is a fairly straightforward thing.
But as such, of course, it is not as interesting to the armchair psychologist and severe critic. Harold Bloom born July 11, is an American literary critic, best known as an apologist for establishing and maintaining a canon of Western literature When asked if he could trace "the Ayn Rand connection" to having a political philosophy at the time of the interview, Wales reluctantly labeled himself a libertarian, qualifying his remark by referring to the Libertarian Party as "lunatics" and citing "freedom, liberty, basically individual rights, that idea of dealing with other people in a matter that is not initiating force against them" as his guiding principles.A hero/heroine is a character who, in the face of danger, displays courage, bravery, or self-sacrifice for the greater good.
A person who wears a cape and fights the antagonists. A character who runs away from danger and lives to fight another day.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a Tragic Hero. Posted by Nicole Smith, Dec 6, Poetry Character Analysis of Hamlet • The Power of Words in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Othello • Perceptions of the Ghost in Shakespeare’s Hamlet • Analysis of the “To Be . 1) Begin this lesson by reading a well-known account of a hero and heroic action, such as a Greek myth.
2) Using this character as an example, have the class begin to draft a list of the characteristics and qualities of a hero that were presented in the story. The Classical Hero is a key part of many works of literature. This lesson plan includes the key characteristics and traits of a hero as well as examples of classical heroes.
Character Analysis of Antigone Antigone is an award winning play by Sophocles, one of the three best Greek dramatists of all time. Antigone is a mythical princess of Thebes.
Antigone is a . Creating the Hero.
Before you start writing your romance novel, create a character spreadsheet that allows you to outline your characters and what makes them tick. This is especially important for the main characters (the hero and heroine), since they are the most important components of the book.