Adler (1870 -1937) believes that dreams are an important tool to mastering
control over your waking lives. They are problem-solving devices. Dreams
need to be brought to the conscious and interpreted so that better understanding
can be shed on your problems. It is important to learn from your dreams and
incorporate them into your waking life. Adler believes that there is a
correlation between your dreams
and the problems in your daily life. The more dreams you have, the more problems
you are likely to have. Conversely, the less dreams you have, the less problems
you have and the more psychologically healthy you are.
Freud believes that sexual impulses are the driving forces behind behavior,
Adler believes that it is control, power and motivation that drives your
behavior. Furthermore, Adler does not think that an individual's actions and
behavior are ruled by the unconscious. He believes that the strive for
perfection and need for control are what causes you to do the things you do. In
fact, Adler does not believe that the conscious and unconscious function against
each other. Instead, they act the same way whether you are awake or sleeping.
views on dreams are that they are an open pathway toward your true thoughts,
emotions and actions. In your dreams, you clearly see your aggressive impulses
and desires. Dreams are also a way of overcompensating for the shortcomings in
your waking life. For example, if you are unable to stand up to your boss in
your waking life, then you may find it easier to lash out at the boss within the
comfort and safety of your dream. Dreams offer some sort of satisfaction that is
more socially acceptable.