Alfred Adler “striving for superiority”

Like Freud, Adler believed that childhood experiences were integral to the development of adult personality. Unlike Freud, however, Adler believed that the central goal during development was Striving for Superiority. By superiority, Adler did not mean to dominate over others, but instead meant to improve one-self and to master life’s challenges, which he viewed as a universal human drive.