The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self | Alice Miller | ISBN: Das Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data. Miller, Alice. Prisoners of childhood. Translation of Das Drama des begabten Kindes. Bibliography: p. This is a specific kind of book for a specific type of person at a specific point in . #61 The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller, 1, 3, Jun 08, PM.
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He may experience his feelings—sadness, despair, or the need for help—without fear of making the mother insecure. As a marketing ploy, it worked.
The key element that Miller elucidated in this book was the understanding of why the German nation, the “good Germans,” were compliant with Hitler’s abusive regime, which Miller asserted was a direct result of how the society in general treated its children.
Rather, it was more a warning for therapists — she makes the point that therapists often go into the field because of unresolved issues in their own past and if they are not careful, ie, if they don’t have therapy to work th I liked this book better than I expected to.
However, by the time her fourth book was published, she no longer believed that psychoanalysis was viable in any respect. Between and her death inshe answered hundreds of readers’ letters on her website,  where there are also published articles, flyers and interviews in three languages. She interpreted Nietzsche’s psychotic breakdown as the result of a family tradition of Prussian modes of child-rearing.
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Miller also theorized about Franz Kafkawho was abused by his father but fulfilled the politically correct function of mirroring abuse in metaphorical novels, instead of exposing it. Australian Catholic University Library.
This book is an eye opener!
One’s own personality, desires, needs and emotions are suppressed to create a projected perfection which attracts love and awe. I would think everyone would fall into this category. We are all deeply affected by what happened to us as children, even if we were loved and nurtured, chances are, something messed with us. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
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Suffice it to say that Dr. The paradise of preambivalent harmony, for which so many patients hope, is unattainable.
Days before her death Alice Miller wrote: Dec 31, Dennis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Miller does make some generalizations in The Drama of the Gifted Childas I doubt all feminist women with piercings or angry male politicians faced childhood abuse. Regardless, this is an interesting work in human psychology that anyone who desires more knowledge and insight into the human condition will find a profitable read.
She addressed the two reactions to the loss of love in childhood, depression and grandiosity ; the inner prison, the vicious circle of contemptrepressed memoriesthe etiology of depression, and how childhood trauma manifests itself in the adult. Miller called electroconvulsive therapy “a campaign against the act of remembering.
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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I think this is something I’ve often wondered about since I know therapists who are messes as human beings so it was good to see it discussed. Physical Description xvii, p. This explained why the command begabhen thy parents” was one of the main targets in Miller’s school of psychology. No trivia or quizzes yet. Without a conclusion, her complaints fall flat and her thesis remains unsound.
But there wasn’t a lot of hopefulness in it, and I felt like it was lacking constructive examples of how to take her advice and confront and mourn things that went wrong in your own childhood. Por tu propio bien. If that person is missing, if the child must risk losing the mother’s love of her substitute in order to feel, then she will repress emotions.
In April Miller announced in an interview with the German magazine Psychologie Rdama Psychology Today her rejection of psychoanalysis. I liked it even more when, in the third section of the book, the author used Hermann Hesse as an example!
She believed that the unconscious command of the individual, not to be aware of how he or she was treated in childhood, led to displacement: He can give up his amnesia and then be in a position to determine his actions with open eyes. Briefly, Miller describes the narcissistic personality disturbance.