The causes of one’s maladjustment to his self and the environment maybe both of personal as well as environmental Following are the causes of maladjustment 1. Unhealthy home environment – It is because of separated family, divorced family, stepmother or stepfather, drunkard or addicted parents, single parenting and low moral and social standard of family. 2. Heredity causes – One may feel inferior because of inherit defective mental setup, physiological structure, colour of the skin (dark) which leads to maladjustment. 3. Poverty – when poor children meet rich children in the school, they sometimes develop jealousy, worry and inferiority complex which lead to emotional disturbance.