Arno Gruen

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Arno Gruen, 2010.

Arno Gruen (born 1923 in Berlin) is a Swiss-German psychologist and psychoanalyst.

Quotes[edit]

  • Our own vitality as well as that of others frightens us, if it still manages to surface, we respond with rage and turn against our own freedom. It is vitality itself that we are opposing.
    • The Betrayal of the Self - The Fear of Autonomy in Men and Women (1986)
  • These are the people who hate themselves because they haven't come to terms with their helplessness. They feel threatened by helplessness itself, not by those who caused or reinforced the feeling, and this is what produces their boundless rage. Therefore, they repress their helplessness, which has made them feel rejected and despised, at the same time oppressing their 'oppressors' contempt for them.
    • The Betrayal of the Self - The Fear of Autonomy in Men and Women (1986)

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