Karen Horney was a German psychoanalyst who practiced in the United States during her later . Neurotic children or adults within this category often exhibit anger or basic hostility to those around them. That is, there is a need for power.
According to theorist Karen Horney, this behavior is due to a neurotic need for affection and approval. In her book "Self-Analysis" (), Horney outlined her theory of neurosis, describing different types of neurotic behavior as a result of overusing coping strategies to deal.
Horney was never a student of Freud, but did study his work and eventually in their youth, as adults it serves to almost guarantee their needs will not be met.