The Seven Models Of Personality

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This paper is an integrative of seven specific concepts that have been identified from the seven models of personality. Throughout this paper, seven major concepts that best apply to the study of personality will be discussed. Along with the concepts, the major personality model the concepts were taken from will be mentioned and the theorist associated with each model. After that there will be a section of three excluded concepts that will be examined and example as to why those concepts were not suited for the use of the paper. There will be a compare and contrast with the concepts being used and the ones being excluded.
Another section within the paper will be the differences between healthy and unhealthy personalities. Then the analysis
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The first concept within this section is psychosexual theory that was created by Sigmund Freud. This theory is from the psychodynamic model. From the psychodynamic model, I decided on Freud’s concept of psychosexual theory. This concept is relatively important to the development of people. Through this stage, sexual urges motivates the development of the child. Freud conceived the idea that as a person ages, the individual goes through a number of stages in a hierarchy. Considering these stages were done through the child’s unconscious. Through this stage of development there are: oral stage, anal stage, phallic stage, latency stage, and genital stage. Freud’s reasoning for these stages was that “different development tasks and challenges” (Lecci, 2015, sec. 2.4) were motivated by a specific body part throughout the stages of development. The first stage within this concept is oral, based primarily on the fact that infants and young children learn about the world around them by inserting various items in their mouth. This stage is important too, because through their mouth the child is fed and forms an attachment with their caregiver. This stage can create trauma for the individual, either from being weaned too early or late. The next stage is anal, which can last until the child is four years …show more content…
This is because of their secure attachments with their caregivers and being able to mirror various gestures or emotions learned throughout infancy. The parent-infant relationship that is created during this stage of the child’s life will create their attachment style. To develop a secure attachment, a caregiver must use a “warm response” (Akhtar, 2012, para. 3) towards the young child. Such a response would be one of unconditional positive regard, since there would be acceptance of the child without any special conditions to be

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