4. "The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority."
- Quote by Martin Luther King Jr.
5. "The home economics experts believed that modern household tools made this investment of time an element of woman’s self-fulfillment rather than, as formerly, an act of self-sacrifice. Any woman who was dissatisfied with her domestic role now that she had such helpful appliances, they argued, suffered from personal maladjustment."
- Stephanie Coontz, Marriage
6. "our current mental-hygiene philosophy stresses the idea that people ought to be happy, that unhappiness is a symptom of maladjustment. Such a value system might be responsible for the fact that the burden of unavoidable unhappiness is increased by unhappiness about being unhappy."
- Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
7. "In the mind there is a continual play of obscure images which coming between the eyes and their prey seem pictures on the screen at the movies. Sometimes there appears to be a maladjustment. The wish would be to see not floating visions of unknown purport but the imaginative qualities of the actual things being perceived accompany their gross vision in a slow dance, interpreting as they go. But inasmuch as this will not always be the case one must dance nevertheless as he can."
- Quote by William Carlos Williams
8. "Our rulers, who rule our symbols, and so rule a symbolic class of life, impose their own infantilism on our instituitions, educational methods, and doctrines. This leads to maladjustment of the incoming generations which, being born into, are forced to develop under the un-natural (for man) semantic conditions imposed on them. In turn, they produce leaders afflicted with the old animalistic limitations. The vicious circle is completed; it results in a general state of human un-sanity, reflected again in our instituitions. And so it goes, on and on."
- Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics
9. "Identity development of young adults was studied in terms of achieved levels of diff erentiation of self (Allain, 2009). In this case, difficulties in identity development and diff erentiation from family of origin were shown to predict higher levels of distress, difficulties in coping, and maladjustment to stressful situations. College students in the study who were shown to have higher levels of diff erentiation of self from their families of origin were further shown to be more likely to perceive themselves as better able to solve problems encountered in daily living. Similarly, Hollander explored diff erentiation of self as a way of deepening our understanding of emerging adulthood. While emerging adulthood is widely known, little is empirically understood about the intra- and interpersonal development that occurs during this stage. In the study, Hollander Copyright"
- Herbert Goldenberg, Family Therapy: An Overview
10. "The anima in her negative aspect—that is, when she remains unconscious and hidden—exerts a possessive influence on the subject. The chief symptoms of this possession are blind moods and compulsive entanglements on one side, and on the other cold, unrelated absorption in principles and abstract ideas. The negative aspect of the anima indicates therefore a special form of psychological maladjustment. This is either compensated from the conscious side or else it compensates a consciousness already marked by a contrary (and equally incorrect) attitude. For the negative aspect of the conscious dominant is far from being a God-given idea; it is the most egoistic intention of all, which seeks to play an important role and, by wearing some kind of mask, to appear as something favourable (identification with the persona!). The anima corresponding to this attitude is an intriguer who continually aids and abets the ego in its role, while digging in the background the very pits into which the"
- C.G. Jung, The Collected Works of C.G. Jung