Monthly Archive: June 2014

Die Polyphonie

Vergiss nicht, dass jemand, mit dem du auf diesem Planeten in Kontakt kommst, in ihr oder seiner eigenen Welt lebt. Wir alle nehmen an irrtümlich, dass andere Leute unsere Vision und unseren Gesichtspunkt teilen. Unsere Missverständnisse, Misstrauen, Erbitterungen und Misserfolg, befriedigende Beziehungen aufzubauen, werden häufig durch...

Joy and frustration of change

My experience with new Asus PA249G LCD Monitor As was pointed out by reviewers, the main advantages of this semi-professional monitor are qualities of its precalibrated for Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces screen. The possibility to rotate the screen and change the length of monitor’s...

The value of flexibility

Normality versus Pathology Normality and abnormality cannot be differentiated objectively. All such distinctions, including the diagnostic categories, are in part social constructions and cultural artifacts. Although persons may be segregated into groups according to explicit criteria, ostensibly lending such classifications the respectability of science, the desire...

The Neurotic Needs

Neurotic needs are compulsive attachments. “The various strategies the child adopts to cope with anxiety can eventually become persistent and irrational needs that cause both neurosis and personality disorder” “Basic anxiety is the foundation of the neurotic personality. Horney identifies ten strategies and corresponding needs that...

The Pride System and False Identification

Neurotic Pride The most important aspect of an idealized image is neurotic pride, a false pride based, not on a realistic view of the true self, but on a spurious image of the idealized self. Neurotic pride is qualitatively different from healthy pride or realistic self-esteem....

Wien, Neubaugürtel

Idolatry and personality disorder

  If we are in the habit of making false value-judgments of particular externals, as with those listed by type, we should learn to bear the things falsely valued as bad, and forbear the things falsely valued as good. “Bear and Forbear” – Epictetus    ...