Sigmund Freud Personality

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Sigmund Freud is a psychiatrist born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia which is now known as Příbor, Czech Republic. He was born into a middle class Jewish Family, his parents were named Amalia and Jacob Freud. Sigmund’s father Jacob had already been married once before Amalia. He had two children from his first marriage and eight children from his marriage with Sigmund’s mother Amalia. Sigmund was the oldest of eight children. One of the son’s from Jacob Sigmund’s first marriage was very flirtatious with Sigmund’s mother, Amalia. Sigmund Freud’s life had a lot of anxieties. When Freud was only three years old, his father’s business had failed and they had gone bankrupt. When Sigmund turned four his family and himself left the town of Freiberg …show more content…
This is how psychoanalysis came about. Psychoanalysis is about the hidden things; the things you keep from yourself. It is the practice of talking. Psychoanalysis is the excavating of someone’s mind to change a person’s experience of suffering. Psychoanalysis makes the unconscious conscious. It is usually used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Freud always said that he had more archeology books than psychology books. He said that the mind is structured in layers like archeological digs. The fragments Freud tries to put together are bits of memory, fantasies, and infant child wishes. These fragments can still be a part of someone’s adult life and talking about these experiences it can cause change in this person’s life. Instead of hypnotizing his patients he would make the patients lay down and relax and make them feel comfortable enough to talk about their past. In the time that Freud lived people that were diagnosed with illnesses were considered weird or outcasts. Freud wouldn 't look at them like that and would want to always treat them with …show more content…
His youngest daughter Anna followed his footsteps and studied psychoanalysis. Even though he had the dream big family that a lot of people want, he was not happy, mostly because he was not where he wanted to be in his career. He once recorded once saying “the chief patient I am preoccupied with is myself.” Freud believed that people unhappiness comes from people being driven by the pleasure principle. The pleasure principle is the immediate gratification of our needs, wants and urges and if we don’t get them then we become sad or

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