Adlerian personality priorities: Psychological and attitudinal differences
Journal of Counseling and Development
This study investigated the relationship between Adlerian personality priorities (pleasing, achieving, outdoing, detaching, avoiding) and several selected psychological and attitudinal variables theoretically linked to those priorities. Two hundred sixty-two undergraduate students completed measures of personality priority, locus of control, social interest, self-esteem, and dysfunctional attitudes. Results revealed significant differences between the various personality priorities on measures of self-esteem, social interest, internal locus of control, and dysfunctional attitudes. These findings lend empirical support for the use of personality priorities as a tool for conceptualizing clients. Implications for counseling practice and future research on personality priorities are presented.
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Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Kottman, Terry; and Rice, Kenneth G., "Adlerian personality priorities: Psychological and attitudinal differences" (1998). Faculty Publications. 3923.