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Growing into an environment in which everyone else seems bigger and more powerful, every child seeks to gain what they need by the easiest route. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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Burns notes the catch-22 nature of depression: The worse we feel, the more distorted our thoughts become, and this thinking plunges us even lower into black feelings about ourselves. Nearly — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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The more choices we have, the greater the need for focus. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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What we think we lack determines what we will become in life. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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If you have ever talked about having an "identity crisis" you have psychologist Erik Erikson to thank for inventing the term. Erikson — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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Autobiography of a Yogi is justifiably celebrated as one of the most entertaining and enlightening spiritual books ever written. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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To some extent this area was foreshadowed by pioneering humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow, who wrote about the self-actualized or fulfilled person, and Carl Rogers, who once noted that he was pessimistic about the world, but optimistic about people. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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The contribution of humanistic psychology to better relationships is recognized by the inclusion of Carl Rogers, whose influential book reminds us that relationships cannot flower if they don't have a climate of listening and nonjudgmental acceptance, and that empathy is the mark of a genuine person. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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Most of us cherish freedom, but when we actually get the opportunity to make our own way it can be terrifying. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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We do just about anything to avoid pain and preserve a sense of self, and this compulsion often results in us creating psychological defenses. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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Immanuel Kant's "categorical imperative" says that individual actions are to be judged according to whether we would be pleased if everyone in society took the same action. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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Neo-Freudian Karen Horney believed that childhood experiences resulted in our creation of a self that "moved toward people" or "moved away from people." These tendencies were a sort of mask that could develop into neurosis if we were not willing to move beyond them. Underneath was what she called a "wholehearted," or real, person. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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This work led cognitive therapists such as Aaron Beck, David D. Burns, and Albert Ellis to build treatment around the idea that our thoughts shape our emotions, not the other way around. By — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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Trust your intuition, rather than technology, to protect you from violence. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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In short, every child develops in ways that best allow them to compensate for weakness; "a thousand talents and capabilities arise from our feelings of inadequacy," Adler noted. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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People who use the sensing mode are engrossed in what is around them, look only for facts, and find it less interesting to deal with ideas or abstractions. Intuitive people like to dwell in the unseen world of ideas and possibilities, distrustful of physical reality. Whatever — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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While Sigmund famously focused on the unconscious (the id), Anna made the ego seem more important, particularly in respect of therapy and psychoanalysis. Her — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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When the first force, social feeling and community expectation, is ignored or affronted, the person concerned will reveal certain aggressive character traits: vanity, ambition, envy, jealousy, playing God, or greed; or nonaggressive traits: withdrawal, anxiety, timidity, or absence of social graces. When any of these forces gains the upper hand, it is usually because of deep-seated feelings of inadequacy. Yet the forces also create an intensity or tension that can give tremendous energy. — Tom Butler-Bowdon

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Anyone can get a job, but do you have a purpose? — Tom Butler-Bowdon