Personality Theories

Personality Theories - Personality Theories Sigmund Freud:...

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Personality Theories Sigmund Freud: Sigmund Freud was the best known and most influential of psychodynamic theorists. Sigmund Freud stressed the unconscious, or all the ideas, thoughts, and feelings that we are not normally aware of. Sigmund Freud’s ideas form the basis psychoanalysis, which is a term that refers to both his theory of personality and the form of therapy that he invented. Sigmund Freud believed that human behavior is based on three kinds of instincts, or drives. Some of the instincts are aggressive and destructive. There are other instincts that are hunger, thirst, and self preservation that are necessary for the survival for an individual. Lastly, there is the instinct to desire pleasure that Sigmund Freud believed is the most critical factor in the development of personality. Sigmund Freud theorized that personality is formed around three main structures, which are: the id, the ego, and the superego. Sigmund Freud describes that the id is the only structure present at birth and it is completely unconscious. The id structure
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