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Test 1 Notes Personality: a pattern of enduring, distinctive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that characterize the way an individual adapts to the world. Psychodynamic perspectives: views personality as being primarily unconscious and as developing in stages. o Experiences with parents plan an important role in sculpting the individual’s personality. o Theorists believe that behavior is merely a surface characteristic and that to truly understand someone’s personality we have to explore the symbolic meanings of behavior and the deep inner workings of the mind. Personality Structures o Id: The Freudian structure of personality that consists of unconscious drives and is the individual’s reservoir of psychic energy. Works according to the pleasure principle. The Freudian concept that the id always seeks pleasure and avoids pain. o Ego: The Freudian structure of personality that deals with the demands of reality. The ego abides by the reality principle.
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