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self realization
innate tendency to strive for truthfulness, productivity and harmonious relationships w. fellow humans

knowing and accepting real self
moving away from others
detached type

dreads committment that comes w. relationships

needs:
self-sufficiency
perfection
narrow limits
basic evil
undermining a need for safety and security

abuse
over-protective
neglect
indifference
unfair punishment
sib. rivalry
favoritism
spoiling
inconsistent behavior
break promises
isolating
elusiveness
never commit self to a decision

highly indecisive

w/o committment = never wrong
compartmentalization
divide ones life into various components w. different rules applying to the different components
blind spots
refuse to acknowledge any experiences that contradict ideal self
moving against others
hostile type

feel if they acquire enough power, success, etc. no one can hurt them

needs:
power
exploit others
social recognition & prestige
personal admiration
ambition/achievement
moving towards others
compliant type

gives-in

needs:
affection & approval (morbid dependancy)
partner to run life
live w/in narrow limits
basic anxiety
feeling alone & helpless

psychological state that exists when basic hostility is repressed

everyone/everything is potentially dangerous & one is helpless
What is the underlying motivation for all anxieties, hostility & use of lies and unconscious devices?
basic evil
basis for neurotic behavior
basic evil

basic hostility

basic anxiety
basic hostility
natural responses to basic evil

feeling developed b/c safety and security needs not met

repressed anger/hostility b/c still dep. on parent
tyranny of the should
idealized self is substitued 4 real self & behavior is governed by unrealistic shoulds

how we "should" feel, think, act
lies and unconscious devies and their main goal
goal: avoid contradicting ideal self

1. externalization
2. blind spots
3. compartmentalization
4. rationalization
5. excessive self-control
6. arbitray rightness
7. elusivness
8. cynicism
excessive self-control
no displaying of emotions so as not to contradict ones self
idealized self
fictitious view of oneself, with its list of shoulds

who we may become or could be
cynicism
when a person believes in nothing and therefore is immune to dissapointment that comes from being commited to something shown to be false
externalization
seeing other ppl & situations as cause of problems; external to oneself

neurotic tends to try and change others
satisfaction
meeting psychological needs as those for water, food, and sleep required for a childs biological survival
safety
need for security and freedom from fear that Horney believed must be satisfied before normal development can occur
arbitrary rightness
impulsively making a decision w/o any thought

usu. in situations where there is no clear solution

"check out" of emotional drama