Sigmund Freud's Personality Analysis

Sigmund Freud’s Personality Theory
Forces in personality Freud mentioned that the driving forces to an individual’s personality is their instincts in which incorporates four main characteristics, such as, a source, an aim to gratify the need, a motivation that drives an individual to act as well as an object through which the instinct is achieved (Ryckman, 2013). Emma is experiencing problems with her husband, and therefore, she is having an affair to satisfy her needs of pleasure. Freud mentions that life instincts, also known as Eros, is the to satisfy life in which an individual is motivated to satisfy their needs (Ryckman, 2013). Emma is driven by Eros, to satisfy her need of sexual satisfaction. Thanatos, also known as the death instinct,
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She sees herself as receiving love all the time, and is dependant on others for fulfilling her needs such as pleasure, work enhancements, and desires. This makes Emma gullible and the dependant. Emma also has grievances against those that do not live up to her needs and feels that if they do not continue satisfying her, they need are not trustworthy of her. This type of personality can be explained as an Oral receptive character (Ryckman, 2013), Freud states that an Oral receptive character personality is caused by individuals who are fixated within the oral stage of their loves in which results in problems later in their lives and their environment. This type of character is associated with over indulgence (Ryckman, 2013). Individual’s such as Emma, that are fixated in the Oral receptive character, experience a personality of becoming immune to receiving encouragement and support from other individuals, as they become dependent on others for their needs. They also do not make an attempt to shield against themselves and often find themselves experiencing conflict with others, as individuals are not nurturing like a …show more content…
These forces are associated with anxiety, in which an individual experience to satisfy or create the equilibrium between the various constructs, which is knows as Defence mechanisms. Emma experiences defence mechanism such as: Suppression. Emma stops her thoughts of her having an affair, which causes anxiety within her, by not thinking about the fact that she is having an affair and putting the thoughts into her unconscious. Fred states that this is a defence mechanism where an individual stops anxiety provoking thoughts that are currently conscious, by not thinking about them and could be reactivated and made conscious by the will of an individual (Ryckman, 2013). Sublimation. Emma is experiencing frustration with her husband, in which her sexual desires are not being met, therefore, she is aggressive and angry. Emma channels these feelings into helping other women overcome marital problems at the local community service, as Emma is seen as powerful, brave and she gives back to the community. According to Freud, sublimation is when an individual transforms their impulses of the id, rather

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