Psychology Quotes and Sayings

If you’re a walking statement in how you speak, dress, and demand attention, the message you’re conveying is that you’re not enough.
Alan Robert Neal

Those suffering emotional pain often grant courtesies to others instead of to themselves. Those causing suffering in others do the reverse.
Alan Robert Neal

On an emotional front, needy and greedy go hand in hand.
Alan Robert Neal

Habitually playing the victim is the perfect excuse to habitually victimize someone else.
Alan Robert Neal

Beneath a control freak’s need to manipulate is a fear of not being able to survive uncontrolled outcomes. There are many problems with that premise: People do not want to be controlled; most situations cannot be controlled; you diminish yourself by believing you are fragile; and there’s a big difference between not liking and not surviving.
Alan Robert Neal

The attributes you most frequently criticize in another are likely the ones that bind you with that other.
Alan Robert Neal

People are only mean when they are threatened.
Mitch Albom


Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
George Orwell

It is painful to face the self we know we have never had the integrity to honor and assert.
Nathaniel Branden

One of the hardest expressions of self-assertiveness is challenging your limiting beliefs.
Nathaniel Branden

People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.

What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance.

Submitted by: example

It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.
Eric Hoffer

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Sigmund Freud

A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence – briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing – cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his “normal” contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity, his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves.
Erich Fromm

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