BASIC MISTAKE

n. in psychology, a factor attributed to Austrian psychotherapist Alfred Adler. One that arises during early childhood, it is a feeling of being inferior to the rest of the world. As such, one later grows into adulthood with problems in the lifestyle and with difficulty in resolving internal conflicts.

BASIC MISTAKE: "It is a basic mistake, indeed, when a person suffers from an inferiority complex and behaves as though he were a lesser mortal than his peers."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASIC MISTAKE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basic-mistake/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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