Sigmund Freud: The Four Perspectives Of Personality

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Four Perspectives of Personality
The psychoanalytic perspective of personality stresses the importance of experiences in early childhood. This theory predicts that if one should fail to work through traumatic events then mental and physical illnesses can have a significant impact on their personality. It also emphasizes on the unconscious mind. Sigmund Freud used this perspective to show the importance of events during early childhood. He believed that things hidden in the unconscious could be revealed a number of different ways such as through dreams. He also believed that slips of the tongue and free association were other ways these could be reveled. The humanistic perspective of personality focuses on free will, psychological growth,
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As with any there are pros and cons to taking one of these tests. Personality assessments are used in the workforce to insure that the employee applying for a position will be the right fit. For instance, you would not want to put someone in a highly social position if they are not comfortable around large groups of people or speaking in public. Nor would you want to put someone sitting alone in an accounting room when that person clearly needs interaction to stay focused. The benefits to these test, are that they can be highly accurate when taken honestly. They can also determine how likely two people are going to get along. There are many marriage classes that will have both parties take a test to ensure that their personalities are a match. This helps prevent …show more content…
The same applies for personality assessments as well. There are ways to cheat the system, if one knows what they are doing. Like the old saying goes, “it’s always an exception to the rule.” Someone taking a test for job position may make themselves appear to be more outgoing than they normally are just to get the job. However, once they have the position, they may not feel comfortable and feel like that is not the right fit for them. For instance, anytime I have an interview for a particular job would dictate my faces expressions, how my attitude would be, how much I smiled and so on. I once went for a job in retail, I’m not really a social person but in the interview session, I acted as if I loved being, enjoyed folding clothes; made myself out to be a peoples person. I was hired but didn’t last long because I was not a social person. Versus having a job with sports or an area that I feel most comfortable in. Ecologies shape cultures; cultures influence the development of personalities. Everyone is different and no one’s personality is the same, they may be similar but never the same. When you’re meeting new people, it’s always good to be around people that are different from you. It exposes you to new cultures, ways of living, new environments and expands your horizon. Could you imagine what it would be like to around the same people every day? Differing personality theorists have varying definitions for personality and

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