Personality Theory : Dr. Carl Jung Essay

2523 Words Sep 30th, 2016 11 Pages
I believe that personality is a trait that determines who you are as a person. Many Psychology theorists such as Dr. Sigmund Freud, Dr. Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Raymond B. Cattell and Hans J. Eysenck, Karen Horney, and David Buss believe that support my argument for the personality theory. But theorists like Gordon Allport and Erik Erikson did not support my argument. Their concepts have shaped my view of personality development into what it is today. But based on their theories and my personal experience, I have come to believe that a one’s personality is influenced by genetics, past experiences, and behaviors from their parents during their childhood.
It is commonly believed that past experience and a person’s behavior during those experiences influence personality. Most of the theorists that I researched had an argument to prove their point about different types of behavior. The creator of Psychology, Dr. Sigmund Freud, formulated theories that all others had to build from. His theory is the most important since it is the foundation for all other theories of personality created afterward. I agreed with his statements regarding life when he stated that “the aim of all life is death.” I completely concur because all of the physical accomplishments made in this life will mean nothing once death occurs. Freud’s concept of personality supports my argument, because he explains that all personality traits are derived from biological instincts such as the id, ego and superego.…

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