Reflections About Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, and Life

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Monday, August 08, 2005

Goal of Completion

"Plants, animals, and human beings, strive to achieve a goal of completion. This completion involves a feeling of having overcome, a feeling of a plus situation. It can also be characterized, for instance, as a feeling of security, power, superiority, etc. We can distinguish many lines of action, many laws of movement, and each individual displays a unique law of movement because he acts out his goal in a different way. "

Alfred Adler

(From The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler, Volume 8, "Lectures to Physicians & Medical Students.")