Adler Case Study - Sarah Weaver What evidence is there that Martin had feelings of inferiority Adler believed that people who have feelings of

Adler Case Study - Sarah Weaver What evidence is there that...

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Sarah WeaverWhat evidence is there that Martin had feelings of inferiority? Adler believed that people who have feelings of inferiority use those feelings to help them improve and accomplish their goals. Martin was poor and wanted to be rich. He definitely accomplished this, as he has a high paying career as an attorney. He owns multiple expensive houses and cars. He lives a life of luxury that he worked very hard to attain due to his feelings of inferiority.According to Adler's theory, how did feelings of inferiority influence Martin's behavior? What influence did these beliefs of inferiority have on his striving for superiority?Martin was poor and had went hungry at times early in his life. This gave him his goal to elevate to higher income and education levels. It stated in the case study he also eats at the finest restaurants. I cansee a correlation here from experience. When I was a kid the children got macaroni and cheese with tuna at family function, while the adults ate steak. I set a goal for myself as a young child, that one day, when I was grown up, I would eat exquisite things. One of my passions in life is eating delicious foods. I don't make just "corn". I sate fresh garlic cloves and shallots, before adding my corn :-) When Martin wasyoung he had hand-me-downs and cheap everything, so his goal was to have the finest of what life had to offer. He had the nice clothes, big expensive homes, and fancy cars. He was embarrassed by his early station in life and was driven to rise above and live a wealthy, sophisticated life. He strives to achieve superiority.According to Adler's theory, what was Martin's goal? What was Martin's unique style of life that could be used to achieve this goal? How do you know this?Martin's goal is to be wealthy and successful. His unique style of life used to achieve this goal is his education. He studied very hard to advance in school and get scholarships which eventually led to Harvard Law School. As stated in the previous two answers, Martin has risen above his ealry style of life. He has surpassed his humble beginnings and is now upper class. He was, however, more helpful to
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