Eleanor Roosevelt and the Creative Life: Living the Adlerian Concepts of Courage and Social Interest

Eleanor Roosevelt‘s childhood and early adolescence provided her with neither love, safety, nor a sense of belonging. In spite of many perceived deficiencies, she developed and demonstrated remarkable creativity, courage, and social interest throughout her life. This paper examines Eleanor Roosevelt‘s life through the Adlerian lens with a focus on her creativity. The extraordinary courage and high level of social interest she showed during her life is given particular attention.

Virginia Tisdale Miller
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