The concepts of Adlerian psychology reflected here are wholly symbolic. Though they don't articulate the concept completely, they do invite discussion that will do just that. After James' group's presentation, many of the drawings were displayed around the classroom so that his classmates could look at them, think deeply, and raise any remaining questions. This first one represents the concept of organ inferiority. Adler believed that each person has one organ that is more dysfunctional than others and therefore impacts our personality and behavior. For example, a bad back might explain why someone continually "backs out" of difficult situations.
|This drawing focuses on Adler's importance of the mother. The brief caption reads "Drink Up." I leave the next observations and interpretations to you.|