Critical tenets of the theory
Alfred Adler’s theory of individual psychology stated that people’s behavior and thoughts are motivated by their desire for power and dominance. People’s personality structures are incredibly unique, and as a result, they have unique goals and techniques for accomplishing them. Individual creativity is used to design people’s lifestyles, rather than generic learning from society. On the other hand, people cannot function in isolation from society and hence participate in social behaviors related to love, occupation, and general human relations.
This theory attempted to explain the abnormalities and normalcy of human psychology. According to the terrible hypothesis, people strive for supremacy and power even though they should be in and seek to satisfy social purposes such as participating in community welfare activities to overcome a sense of inferiority. People are predisposed to have underdeveloped social intents, uncooperative superiority goals, and heightened inferiority sentiments. These characteristics increase open anger and anxiety levels, which causes people to be self-centered and seek a quiet existence as a maladjustment technique that often leads to failure.