Alfred was an average student and preferred playing outdoors to being cooped up in school.He was quite outgoing, popular, and active, and was known for his efforts at outdoing his older brother, Sigmund.Is the drive that Roosevelt had peculiar to him, or is it something that lies in each of us?These kinds of questions intrigued a young Viennese physician named Alfred Adler, and led him to develop his theory, called Individual Psychology.He then turned to psychiatry, and in 1907 was invited to join Freud's discussion group.
A debate between Adler's supporters and Freud's was arranged, but it resulted in Adler, with nine other members of the organization, resigning to form the Society for Free Psychoanalysis in 1911.
I would like to introduce Alfred Adler by talking about someone Adler never knew: Theodore Roosevelt.
Born to Martha and Theodore Senior in Manhattan on October 27, 1858, he was said to be a particularly beautiful baby who needed no help entering his new world.
By the time he went to Harvard, he was not only a healthier Teddy Roosevelt, but was a regular winner of a variety of athletic contests. "Teedie" Roosevelt went on to become a successful New York assemblyman, North Dakota cowboy, New York commissioner of police, Assistant secretary of the Navy, lieutenant colonel of the "Rough Riders," the Governor of New York, and best-selling author, all by the age of forty.
With the death of President William Mc Kinley in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest president of the United States.