The Grinch’s personality•Today, we are analyzing the Grinch’s personality from three perspectives: Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, & Alfred Adler.
Sigmund Freud•Psychodynamic approach: focuses on the past and the subconscious.
Carl Rogers•Humanistic approach: focuses on relationships.
Alfred Adler•Psychodynamic/humanistic: the power of the past, but in social relationships.
Freud•Three parts of the human mind:1.Ego: mostly conscious, operates on “reality principle.” Mediator.2.Superego: your “conscience.” Both conscious and unconscious. Fights the id.3.Id: unconscious psychic energy that operates on “pleasure principle”—wants to fulfill basic biological drives.
Freud’s psychosexual stages & fixation•Oral stage: focus on mouth—sucking, biting, chewing as infant. Nail biting, alcoholism, smoking as adult. Sarcastic and manipulative personality.•Anal stage: focus on control (from toilet training). Anal-retentive personalities are neat and orderly. Anal-expulsive personalities are rebellious and disorganized.