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Anderson, R.W. (1997). The envious will to power. J. Anal. Psychol., 42(3):363-382.

(1997). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 42(3):363-382

The envious will to power

Reid. W. Anderson, Ph.D.

Envy, from Klein's perspective, is an inherent hatred of goodness that seeks to destroy love, creativity, and life itself. Devoid of constructive value, envy becomes an evil to be restrained or renounced, rather than a potential to be understood or developed. Confusion with evil can be avoided if envy is seen as a defence against the impact of ‘otherness’ and the greatness of ‘others’ rather than an inherent hatred of goodness. From this perspective envy emerges as a desperate attempt to preserve one's unique sense of self against the terror of non-being.

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