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    In the words of Abraham Maslow.....

    1) May I know the meanings of the following phrases/words in red?


    **In the words of Abraham Maslow, "He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail." This is another factor that affects the "young lady / old lady" perception difference. Right brain and left brain people tend to look at things in different ways.**

    2) Who is Abraham Maslow?


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    Re: In the words of Abraham Maslow.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) May I know the meanings of the following phrases/words in red?


    **In the words of Abraham Maslow, "He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail." This is another factor that affects the "young lady / old lady" perception difference. Right brain and left brain people tend to look at things in different ways.**

    2) Who is Abraham Maslow?


    Tks / ju
    Hi Ju,

    Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970) was an American psychologist, and is arguably best known for his hierarchy of human needs. He is also considered "the father" of humanistic psychology.

    The particular version of the quote that you've provided --

    Quote Originally Posted by ju
    "He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail."
    -- is one among many variations of the same theme, all attributable to Maslow. The links provided here should make everything clear for you. (Please see also this:
    list of links for Maslow's Hammer.)

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