Erich Fromm Glossary

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  • mindfulness

    Mindfulness means awareness: I am fully aware at every moment, of my body including my posture, anything that goes on …

  • activity

    The term „productive“ is also apt to be confused with „active,“ and „productiveness“ with „activity.“ While the two terms can …

  • authority

    Authority is not a quality one person „has,“ in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers …

  • banality

    What I mean by banality here, in contrast to reality, is not that something is not clever, but that it …

  • social needs; needs, social

    Man is not only a member of society. Man is a member of the human race. Man has necessities of …

  • needs

    Those needs which he shares with the animal – hunger, thirst, need for sleep and sexual satisfaction – are important, …

  • consciousness

    Consciousness is the mental activity in our state of being preoccupied with external reality-with acting. The unconscious is the mental …

  • therapeutic relationship

    The most fundamental point is the transformation of the whole analytic situation from one in which a detached observer studies …

  • relatedness (relation); relation (relatedness)

    What is the source of energy from which we live? Well, you might say there is one source of energy …

  • biophilia; love of life (biophilia)

    Biophilia is the passionate love of life and of all that is alive; it is the wish to further growth, …

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