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Neurosis and Human Growth-Avoidance

Neurosis and Human GrowthNeurosis and Human Growth- Avoidance

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. 

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