Understanding Human Nature was an attempt to acquaint the general public with the fundamentals of Individual Psychology. Adler explores human personality from all angles – how character develops, the nature of the psyche, how we see the world and how we become who we are. He believed that the work of understanding should not be the preserve of psychologists alone, but a vital undertaking for everyone to pursue, given the bad consequences of ignorance. This approach to psychology was unusually democratic for psychoanalytic circles. It is a work that anyone can read and understand.
About the Author:
Alfred Adler (February 7, 1870 – May 28, 1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority – the inferiority complex – is recognised as isolating an element which plays a key role in personality development.