The Syndrome Of Decay & Hitler
Erich Fromm, the well known personality theorist that one introduced in The Syndrome of Decay & Growth used to also study historical documents of prominent persons in history in an attempt to reconstruct a psychological portrait of said person. One of the more famous ones he conducted, that he thought demonstrated the epitome of the syndrome of decay, was Adolf Hitler, who he wrote several papers about. (more…)
The Syndrome of Decay & Growth
Eric Fromm (1900 – 1980) was a well known personality theorist who was initially part of the Freudian school of thought before breaking away. He suggests that people who are psychologically disturbed may also have the inability to love and fail to establish meaningful unions. He focused the bulk of his attention to three main psychological disorders which he used to put forward his ideas known as the ‘syndrome of decay’ and the ‘syndrome of growth’.