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Unformatted text preview: Freud- Most people have enough ego strength left after going through the psychosexual stages to be able to handle the challenges of life If a person does not have enough ego strength to handle a situation, they undergo regression to a psychosexual stage where they left behind the most ego strength o Begin to display some behaviors/characteristics of a child in that stage o A sudden traumatic event can make a sane person insane- In our culture, there is a big distinction between being sane and insane Freud and most personality theorists think that is too simplistic everyone is wounded (in between sane & insane) o A rule of thumb for how wounded a person is by determining how successful they are at love and work Everyone could benefit from psychotherapy o Newsweek 2006: About 5% of Americans say they are in therapy now,...
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