gemeinschaftsgefuhl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Gemeinschaftsgefühl, from Gemeinschaft (community, neighborship) +‎ Gefühl (feeling)

Noun[edit]

gemeinschaftsgefuhl (plural gemeinschaftsfuhle or gemeinschaftsfuhlen)

  1. (literally) "community feeling" or "social interest," this term is used by Adlerian psychologists to describe the state of social connectedness and interest in the well-being of others that characterizes psychological health.
    • 1963, Ernest Adolf Spiegel editor, Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry: Volume 18[1], edition Digitized, Psychiatry, Grune & Stratton, published 2007, page 550:
      Lazarsfeld postulated that the "neurotic" is convinced that he cannot compete with others and this leads to fear and avoidance of gemeinschaftgefuhl[sic]