Karen Horney’s book is like a road map of the human psyche, detailing the ways in which we compensate for damage to the self. Her explanation of avoidance, which I’ve included below, is probably the best I’ve come across. It can apply to work, relationships, social situations and thoughts and can go unrecognized or be felt as life threatening as in the case of phobias. I recommend this book to both clients and colleagues.
This is Brene Brown’s follow-up to her TED Talk on the topic of vulnerability. Vulnerability, the bi-product of shame, is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. Continue reading