striving for superiority

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At no stage was he awed by the presence of many competitors who were striving for superiority.
Adler characterized two forms of striving for superiority, one of which was psychologically healthy and involved aligning one's life goals with those of the community such that social interest emerged (Ansbacher & Ansbacher, 1956, 1970).
There, Williams maintains that Nietzsche holds will to power to simply be an empirical fact of striving for superiority, a fact that better explains organic nature than does Darwinian and mechanistic self-preservation.
In this second phase, Adler wrote of the "will to power" or how such persons could be seen as "striving for superiority" (Ansbacher & Ansbacher, 1956).
Along with this orientation toward a final goal, I view Adler's notions regarding inferiority feelings, striving for superiority, and social interest as sharing similarities with religious and spiritual themes that are found in Buddhism and Christianity.
By definition, "compete" means to vie with one another, and vie entails challenging, contending, and striving for superiority.
This reaction may be a maladaptive striving for superiority. The client may respond in this mariner due to a loss of self-esteem or a lack of energy left to attend to concerns of others Livneh & Sherwood, 1991).
The client's maladaptive striving for superiority could be interpreted as serving a hidden purpose.