What is the band of stability?
Elizabeth Cottrell PSY 2403 February 26, 2016 Case Study: Horney 1. Samara shows the trend for compliance. This is the type that says “if I give in, I will not be hurt”. She wants to be desired and loved but she somehow is not getting that. 2. Samara has a need for affection and approval neurotic trend. She is always needing a man in her life to be by her side. She is doing whatever it takes to keep them happy, even if she is not happy. She says “whatever you want” and never giving a clear answer on what she wants but only what he wants. 3. The cause of Samara’s neurotic behavior is because of her childhood. She was raised in a home that valued being a caregiver and getting married right away to be someone’s wife. In some way she felt the basic evil as a child which lead to basic hostility and then lead to her anxiety. Her anxiety is “what if I am not pleasing people”. 4. No, Samara has an idealized self-image, it is just an illusion she plays in her mind or the tyranny of the should. Karen Horney would advise her to get psychotherapy by changing her self-hatred to self- acceptance.