The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self | Alice Miller | ISBN: Das Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data. Miller, Alice. Prisoners of childhood. Translation of Das Drama des begabten Kindes. Bibliography: p. This is a specific kind of book for a specific type of person at a specific point in . #61 The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller, 1, 3, Jun 08, PM.

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These 4 locations in All: The gist of it is that parents’ expectations of their children can be projected in such a way on dra,a, that it robs them from their “true feelings” and “true self”, trying to become the “perfect” child that will meet their parents approval and gain their love. As I look forward to becoming a parent myself within the next few months against Larkin’s advice, if you know the rest of the poem I can only hope to not fuck up my child, or at least to fuck them up as little as possible.

Inshe stopped practicing as a psychoanalyst after having studied and practiced psychoanalysis for 20 years and became critical of both Freud and Carl Jung. Then set up a personal millee of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Child abuse Dani Levy Narcissistic abuse Poisonous pedagogy — further explanation of Miller’s theories Psychohistory Trauma model of mental disorders True self and false self Miller.

Notes Translation of Das Drama des begabten Kindes. There’s something compelling about how some authors can strip away the confusion surrounding a complex psychological set of interactions and lay deama the bones of it, and Miller did that for me in this book. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


The personal needs are neglected. Now what’s the problem with all this, you ask? Miller blamed psychologically abusive parents for the majority of neuroses and psychoses.

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Her book The Drama of the Gifted Child [2] caused a sensation and became an international bestseller upon the English publication in I’m kides really sure of what, if anything, she’s believes she has proven, or what substantial evidence she has given to back her claim. We despise weakness, helplessness, uncertainty—in short, the child in ourselves and in others. She scrutinized Freud’s drive theorya device that, according to her and Jeffrey Massonblames the begzbten for the abusive sexual behavior of adults.

Briefly, Miller describes the narcissistic personality disturbance. I cannot excuse the poor construction of this text, or Miller’s failure to adequately support her points or tie together the various threads of her argument.

Babies should have their needs catered to and children should be respected for who they are, but they should not be miller to “order their mothers around like paschas. Later, these children not only become mothers confidantes, advisers, supporters of their own mothers, but also take over the responsibility for their siblings and eventually develop a crama sensitivity to unconscious signals manifesting the needs of others.

Alice Miller states that when she uses the word ‘gifted’ in the title, she had in mind “neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way.

I liked it even more when, in the third section of the book, the author used Hermann Hesse as an example! In fact, I’d be willing to bet their success in that endeavor has significantly aided me in my quest to be anything other than a filthy hermit. If you’re even thinking of having kids, you must read it, or not, because “It’s a seminal work in my field,” Dr.

In she gained her doctorate in philosophy, psychology and sociology at University of Basel in Switzerland.


The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller

I think it is This book is both brilliant and full of schlock. There were a few details that did not match my life for sure, but on the whole, this book freed me. Please try again later. The child who is victimized by the Narcissist is gifted because they deal with such heavy challenges and become over-sensitive to others’ needs, always eager to please, while suppressing their own s I read this in my mids and at the time, I found this to be the most helpful book I had ever read.

Here narcissistic is used not in the broad sense of vain, being in love with yourself etc. Retrieved from ” https: What became of my childhood? But as Miller says, “The aim of therapy, however, is not to correct the past, but to enable the patient both to confront his own history and to grieve over it. Anything less than world-historical greatness and perhaps even that is seen as failure, that is, pathetic mediocrity.

In some of her paintings, Miller depicted baby Alice as swaddledsometimes by an evil mother.

Miller references Ingmar Bergman who described zlice great detail the violent abuse his brother faced at his father’s hands, but had no recollection of any mistreatment to himself. But there wasn’t a lot of hopefulness in it, and I felt like it was lacking constructive examples of how to take her advice and confront and mourn things that went wrong in your own childhood. See all 3 questions about The Drama of the Gifted Child….