Personal Experiences1. According to Horney, a normal, well-adjusted person can r

Personal Experiences1. According to Horney, a normal, well-adjusted person can resolve conflicts in life by balancing the self- effacing, self-expansive, and resignation solutions. Which orientation do you tend to gravitate toward? Or do you generally resolve conflicts by balancing all three? If you do incline toward one orientation, does this tendency help explain any patterns of conflict in your love relationships or patterns in how you tend to resolve such conflict?2. Horney believed that we all have an idealized self, which represents who we think we should be. What do you conceive of as your idealized self? Is this self more forgiving, more thoughtful, braver, wealthier, and so forth, than your real self? Describe who your perfect self would be. Then consider what elements in your social environment contribute to your idealized version of yourself. What combination of social factors helped to create this concept of self—your parent’s expectations, your schooling, your religion, your country?3. Fromm identified five character orientations found in Western societies. Use Table 5.3 to figure out which orientation best describes your personality. Rank-order the five orientations, starting with the one that describes you best and ending with the one that describes you least. Next, rank the orientations of your friends and have them rank yours. Do your friends’ rankings agree with yours? Try to account for any dissonance between these appraisals. What evidence do you and your friends provide to justify the rankings?
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