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Chapter 9, Problem 2RQ
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In what ways was Maslow’s childhood an example of Adler’s theory of personality?

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Maslow’s childhood as an example of Adler’s theory of personality.

Introduction:

Maslow childhood was isolated and hence, unhappy. He grew up without having any close friends and loving parents. His father was aloof. He periodically abandoned his wife and children. Maslow said that his father “loved whiskey and women and fighting”.

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Maslow’s relationship with his mother was worse. Maslow faced other problems too. He was convinced that he looks ugly owing to his prominent nose. He felt inferior due to his scrawny build as well. His parents often used to taunt him for his appearance and tell him how awkward and unattractive he was...

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