Sigmund Freud 's Personality Model Essay

770 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Personality is a combination of a person’s continuous characteristics as he or she grows older. Different people have their own different personality. Everyone has different characteristics which contribute to their own unique personality. Psychologists Freud, Jung, and Skinner all had their own positions on the different aspects of personality. While I may choose one to be more credible than the others, I will also choose the one that will be of most value to me in my career.

Sigmund Freud came up with the psychoanalytic theory. In his theory, Freud assumed that the conscious mind was only a little fraction of the psychological appearance and experience. He believed that much of the personality was influenced by the unconscious mind that individuals were not aware of. Freud believed that the unconscious mind could hold much more information than the aware conscious mind could, even though it could not be examined directly. In Freud’s personality model, he attempts to explain the components of personality in relation to the conscious mind which are the id, the ego, and the superego. Each personality structure represents the unseen aspect of the basic model of personality. The first portion of the model is the id portion of the personality. It is in sync with the pleasure principle. It works to decrease tension and maximize the satisfaction. Freud named the second component of the general model of personality the ego. The ego’s job was to counteract the id component,…

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