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Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Sociopath's Brain - A good looking man in an expensive suite walks past a woman on the subway whistling a catchy tune. Many thoughts begin to run through her head, “He’s an important business man on his way to his next meeting.” Or “He’s a father on the way home from work.” As he stops she watches him read a news paper thinking how attractive and self composed he is. In the back of her head she’s wishing that he would speak to her. As she sits and hopes it seems that her wish is going to be answered. The young, attractive gentleman gets up and strides over taking the seat next to her....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Applied Personality Theories - There are many people in this world; no two people are the same. When considering personality theories it is important to note that not all theories apply to all situations or all people. Different theories have different approaches. It is important to know the person before making assumptions about the proper theory to apply to the person or in any given situation. The purpose of this paper is to analysis how different personality theorists could interoperate different individual circumstances and behaviors based on case examples provided by the instructor....   [tags: Psychology]
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Personality Types in 12 Angry Men - Personality is essentially the culmination of the characteristics that make up an individual and that make the individual unique. Personality influences things such as a personas behavior and who that persona interacts with and how the interactions occur. After studying different personalities and reading the play 12 Angry Men I have a better understanding of myself and those around me. This brought me the realization that my close friends and I have very different personalities due to this we all have different outlooks on the world and different ways of responding to the occurrences of the outside world....   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays]
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Patient with Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder - Index Diagnostic Impressions Medical Conditions Psychosocial Factors Case Conceptualization Assessment Recommendation Treatment Recommendations Works Cited Diagnostic Impressions: Borderline Personality Disorder; R/O Substance Abuse Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder Medical Conditions: Arm and leg lacerations, digestive tract irritation as result of toxic elements ingested, gastric suction, effects of alcohol use, effects of cocaine use, and effects of physical abuse through Ecchymosis Psychosocial Factors: History of physical and verbal abuse, parental disapproval, academic problems, moving to a new country, cultural differences, language differences, withdrawal from peers...   [tags: Patient Case Conceptualization]
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Personality Assessments to Maximize Organizational Efficiency - Personality can be defined as “the combination of stable physical and mental characteristics that give the individual his or her identity” (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2006, p. 132). The dimensions that make up personality include thoughts, emotions and behavior patterns (Robbins & Coulter, 2009). Personality has quantifiable aspects that remain stable throughout a person’s lifetime. The Myers-Brigg Type Indicator and the Big Five model are personality assessments that attempt to classify observable behavior....   [tags: Human Resources]
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Birth Order and Its Implications on Personality - At the intersection of psychology, sociology and biology lies a rich subject for exploration: birth order and its implications on an individual’s personality. In the past, research has identified trends and tendencies linking personality to birth order, the ranking of siblings within a family. Even though siblings within the same family have the same parents, the interactions with those parents will differ due to innate or genetic differences between the siblings. As such, their experiences within the family unit can be varied and this can affect their psychological development....   [tags: Parenting, Child Psychology]
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4 Personality Types Taught by Angels - 4 personality types taught by Angels Every person’s road to a success is different because every person has different personality, nature, ability, and sensibility. Therefore; although the law of success could be universalized, it is necessary to consider the law of success accordingly to different personality types. However, many authors of “how to succeed” books write about law of success basing only on their personality types. If a person has same personality type as author of “how to succeed” book, he or she may like and agree with the author’s approach to success....   [tags: Angels] 763 words
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Personality versus Character in "Lord of the Flies" - W. Somerset Maugham advises, “When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” Personality, the distinctive qualities that shape a person’s social attractiveness, can deceivably conceal a person’s character, the moral or ethical qualities that form a person’s individual nature. Maugham regards a conscientious but uncharismatic person with more merit than a charming but depraved person – the reason being that true friendship should provide integrity, not entertainment....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ethics, Friendship] 1539 words
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Strength, Personality, and Style Assessments & Motivation - In my paper regarding strength assessments from the Rath’s Strengths Finder 2.00 (Rath) I learned how it can improve the development of my leadership. About a year ago I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment (The Myers & Briggs Foundation); I was identified as an ENTJ and ENFJ (split personality). I recently took another assessment detailing with my style (Style Analysis). The strength finder 2.0 assessment defined my top five leadership strengths; the Myers Briggs defined my personality; and this new assessment defining my style behavior....   [tags: Human Resources]
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The International Personality Item Pool Test - Personality is one of the key things that psychologists assess, and it is comprised of various things. Happiness, activity-level and sociability are key aspects in the life of every person, and they differ from person to person. These are one of the components of a person’s personality, and there are various causes of the differences in these key life elements (Srivastava, John, Gosling & Potter, 2003). There are considerable differences between males, and females, and it shows that gender impact a number of aspects in the lives of people....   [tags: psychology, assessment]
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Marilyn Monroe and Borderline Personality Disorder - Marilyn Monroe is a well-known legend and has been a public figure for several decades. Monroe was a distinguished model, actress, and singer, who quickly became known as a major sex symbol. Monroe starred in a large number of successful motion pictures during the late 1940s and early 1960s. She began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Throughout her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million ("Marilyn Monroe Biography," 2013). Marilyn Monroe swiftly became more known to the public for her behavior and outlandish actions; she was eventually diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder....   [tags: public figure, legend, mental disorder, trauma]
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How Personality Disorders Affect the Homeless - Those who are homeless, living in poverty with no work, food, or shelter, have to go through many obstacles in their lifestyle. They are more susceptible to suffer from many mental disorders, from Bipolar to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which are often due to the personal experiences of not only their childhood, but their lifestyle of homelessness. While many choose to live in their own distinctive ways, others are bound to it. Being isolated, with no real love and care from other people, most importantly, your family can cause the reasoning behind the mental disorders people suffer....   [tags: antisocial behavior, dissociative disorder]
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The Odyssey by Homer - In The Odyssey, Homer's usage of dicton conveys Oddyseus's heroic traits and how even though Odysseus is a hero, he had to still grow to be a better, wiser man. Odysseus has character traits such as smart wits, strength and perserverance to define him as a hero. Although Odysseus is nothing less of a hero, he is not a perfect man and still had some growing to do. A particular reason that Odysseus is considered a hero because he is the man with the plan. Odysseus knows how to use his smart wits to make an ingenious plan when he was in a disastrous situation....   [tags: Character Analysis, Heroic Traits]
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Multiple Personality Disorder: Dissociative Disorder - Multiple Personality Disorder is a mental illness which most commonly has been referred to as Dissociative disorder or DID in recent years[1]. The illness commonly disassociated with schizophrenia finds a person experiencing two or more clearly differing personalities which will in habit assume control at some stage. Changing from one personality to another in a matter of seconds, the person will actually believe that they have more than one personality. DID can co-occur with other illnesses which include a range of anxiety disorders....   [tags: psychology, mental illness, mental health] 1961 words
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Epic of Beowulf Essay - Traits of The Anglo-Saxon Hero - Beowulf - Traits of The Anglo-Saxon Hero Within the tale of “Beowulf” four character traits can be found which define the Anglo Saxon Hero. The first is loyalty, as demonstrated by the relationship between Lord and thane. According to page 23 of the “Beowulf” introduction, “a relationship based less on subordination of one man’s will to another than on mutual trust and respect.” The second and third characteristics are strength and courage. The importance of these specific traits to the Anglo-Saxon people is clearly presented during the reciting of Sigemund’s tale within Heorot....   [tags: Epic Beowulf herobeo] 1256 words
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Depicting the Various Traits and Characteristics of Leadership in Literature - Depicting the Various Traits and Characteristics of Leadership in Literature When discussing any triumphant or flourishing organization or institution, the main attribute which will always surface when examining the true fabric of what allows a particular organization or institution to excel, will always be leadership.      Leadership is portrayed at its pinnacle in William Bratton’s Turnaround, Rudolph Giuliani’s book Leadership, Oren Harari’s book The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, and David Lipsky’s book Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point....   [tags: William Bratton Rudolph Giuliani Novels Essays]
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Fate, Traits, And Choices in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is a story of two young lovers. These two hearts, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet belong to feuding families. The family feud causes them to keep their love a secret and therefore only Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, the Nurse and Friar Lawrence know of their love. Romeo and Juliet are able to look past the feud and let themselves fall in mad love with the other. They let themselves do almost anything for the other and at times it seems like too much to do, even for the one they love....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1212 words
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How Biographical Traits of Individuals Affect Organizational Performance - How Biographical Traits of Individuals Affect Organizational Performance To study the organization behavior, that is to study the people who form the organization. The success of an organization rests on the characteristics of its people. Successful managers can observe the employees’ behavior to understand their individual characteristics, which helps to improve the employees’ performance. Therefore, the performance of employees is directly related to their biographical characteristics and abilities....   [tags: Organizational Behavior Work Performance Essays] 777 words
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Knowles' Separate Peace Essays: Character Traits - Character Traits in A Separate Peace In the book A Separate Peace by John Knowles, one of the main themes is the effects of realism, idealism, and isolationism on Brinker, Phineas, and Gene. Though not everyone can be described using one of these approaches to life, the approaches completely conform to these characters to create one realist, one idealist, and one isolationist; thereby providing the foundation of the novel. The realist is Brinker. Brinker's realism takes on a very morbid quality after Gene decides not to enlist with him, do to Phineas's return to Devon....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays] 467 words
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Problems and Personality - Problems and Personality Aurora's virginity has been stolen. Her brothers are expected to get revenge. This is a major life problem. Her brothers are expected to kill for revenge. This is a solution to this major life problem (Marquez 37). Will they kill the man who took her sisters virginity. How the Sandoval brother's decide to solve this problem describes who they are. Just like how anyone's solution to his or her problem describes who he or she is. A major life problem is a conflict whether it is internal or external that will impact someone's life in a major way....   [tags: Papers] 1213 words
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Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics - Traits that we have studied so far fall into a few easily distinguishable classes that we use to foretell the genotypes of the individuals (McClean, 1997). Mendel toiled with traits that were all discrete, example of such traits were yellow or green, round or wrinkled, etc. A phenotype can be predicted from the known genotype and various alleles give distinctly discernible phenotypes (McClean, 1997). These types of phenotypes are known as discontinuous traits. However, many traits don’t fall into discrete categories since a continuous distribution of phenotypes is found....   [tags: genetic methodology, traits]
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Children’s Predetermined Role: Small Adults in a Parent’s Narrative - Beyond genetics, parents have an extremely significant impact on the emotional, moral, and social development of their children. This is understandable, as many children interact solely with their parents until they reach school-age. Parents have the ability to determine a child’s temperament, their social abilities, how well-behaved or in control of their emotions they are, how mature and ambitious the child will be, and so forth. (Sharpe) Furthermore, parents have both ideals for their children as well as ideals for themselves, and how they raise their children is deeply influenced by this....   [tags: ideals, parenting, traits, passion, adults]
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Am I Me Or Am I Someone Else? - Who am I. What makes me who I am. My friends would probably say that it’s my genuine nature and compassion that make me who I am. They might also say that I find ways to create my identity without even trying and that I make my own path with my morals as a guide. I’d probably say it’s my dashing good looks, wit, and charm. My experiences, my parents, and my surroundings, have all contributed to establishing my identity. In Derek Parfit’s writings Reasons and Persons and “Personal Identity,” he discusses his ideas on what would matter most, personal identity or survival, and he claims that it is survival, rather than personal identity that matters....   [tags: Psychology, Personality]
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The Awakening - Personality Developments - PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT &#9;The idea that one can understand and comprehend the development of an individual is profound and abstruse, but very few people have actually had success dealing with such a topic. From obstacles such as proper test subjects to the whole stigma of taboo attached in trying to understand the human mind, researchers and psychologists have had success. One of the most notable successes is that of Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology, as we know it. Freud’s in depth pioneering journey into the minds of people, and how the mind itself develops with the passing of time and events....   [tags: essays research papers] 1935 words
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The Analysis Of Westjet's Company Personality - WestJet Airlines Ltd is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta, that flies to most major cities in Canada and 11 cities in the United States. WestJet is the second-largest Canadian carrier behind Air Canada . The company's personality can be illustrated by its organizational structure, culture, values and the communication with the public and its employees. The culture and structure of WestJet is very much entrepreneurial. There are few levels of management, keeping the organizational structure quite flat and encouraging people to find solutions to issues....   [tags: Business Analysis Marketing] 710 words
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Influences on a Person's Personality - Influences on a Person's Personality The enduring characteristics of an individual's behavior, attitude, and feelings in everyday social situations make up personality. There are many influences on an individual's personality, including culture, genetic makeup, and early family life. Studies have shown that people with certain personality characteristics are more suitable for specific occupations or special activities. Personality studies can also reveal the relationship between specific types of personalities and the incidence of disease, divorce, and stress-related problems....   [tags: Papers] 495 words
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Personality Disorders and Deviant Behavior - Personality Disorders and Deviant Behavior People who suffer from personality disorders often display deviant behavior. The mental illness itself is not deviant. They typically have problems with social skills, mood swings, emotional states, and are often unable to maintain healthy, stable relationships. Many sufferers do not possess the capability to have genuine emotions, including empathy for others. A personality disorder is the basis of many circumstances of maladaptive behavior including substance abuse, self-harm, suicide, and criminality....   [tags: Papers] 1246 words
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An Attempt to Identify the Personality Approach - An Attempt to Identify the Personality Approach In an attempt to identify the personality approach of an incest victim in a recent magazine article, I have estimated that the approach is behavioral/social. Numerous occurrences of childhood incest made Deborah Mays (Bergner, 2000, p. 119) experience a cycle of depression well into her late thirties. Because she was a helpless child subjected to ongoing accounts of physical and mental abuse by her own father, she showed later in life that her inability to control the incest led to bouts of depression....   [tags: Papers] 679 words
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Brand Personality Theory and Practice - Brand Personality Theory and Practice 1. What is brand personality. 1.1 The background of brand personality. The first time when brand personality was mentioned was in 1955 by David Ogilvy (Ogilvy, 1955) when he had a lecture to American Associate of advertising Agencies. This concept comes out in the specifically background. As the developing of the technology, the produce with the same quality become much than before. Producers need a new method to identify themselves from each other. On the other hand, customers want to identify themselves from each other too....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1635 words
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The Principle of Separate Corporate Personality - The Principle of Separate Corporate Personality The principle of separate corporate personality has been firmly established in the common law since the decision in the case of Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd[1], whereby a corporation has a separate legal personality, rights and obligations totally distinct from those of its shareholders. Legislation and courts nevertheless sometimes "pierce the corporate veil" so as to hold the shareholders personally liable for the liabilities of the corporation....   [tags: Papers] 2542 words
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Personality -           Psychology covers a huge field and one interesting aspect of it is personality. Personality by itself involves various issues. Some aspects are Psychoanalytic, Ego, Biological, Behaviorist, Cognitive, Trait, and Humanistic. Different types of behaviors are amazing to learn about, mainly the behavior therapy, collective behavior, crime and punishment, and Social behavior and peer acceptance in children. I chose Behaviorism over the other aspects because I believe behavior determines human personality and is very interesting....   [tags: essays research papers] 1468 words
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The Effects of Color on Personality and Relationships - The Effects of Color on Personality and Relationships When dealing with interpersonal relationships people’s personalities are a large part of how people get along. When you meet a new person you may say that you “hit it off” or that “you just clicked”; this is due to how each other’s personalities coincide with one another’s. People’s personalities are impacted by there surroundings. This paper will discuss how color affects people’s moods and personalities. All people are affected by their surroundings....   [tags: Papers] 1592 words
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The Impact of Birth Order on Personality - The Impact of Birth Order on Personality Before I had children, I did not believe that birth order could affect the personality of a person. But now I have three beautiful yet very different daughters. So different that not only is it sometimes hard to believe they come from the same two parents, it’s sometimes hard to believe they come from the same species. I have come up with three categories to describe the peculiarities of birth order, the Perfectionist, the Tornado, and the Princess, at least as they pertain to my daughters....   [tags: Expository Classification Essays] 741 words
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Henchard's Personality in The Mayor of Casterbridge - Henchard's Personality in The Mayor of Casterbridge Introduction Michael Henchard begins the novel by entering Casterbridge 'with the walk of a skilled countryman'. He starts his life at badly, as he sells his wife to a young gentle sailor called Newson. His impression changes, as he becomes a wealthy corn merchant and the Mayor of Casterbridge. 25 years later, he ends up with his life in tatters, and eventually dying alone. In this coursework, I will be discussing Henchard's personality, and the reasons for his success and his deterioration in life....   [tags: Papers] 1660 words
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A View of Jeffery Dahmer's Personality - A View of Jeffery Dahmer's Personality Why does a Jeffery Dahmer happen. How does a person become a serial killer, necrophiliac, cannibal and psychopath. There are probably very few convincing answers that come forth. Many of the theories would have you believe that the answers can always be found in childhood abuse, bad parenting, head trauma, fetal alcoholism and drug addiction. I don’t think Jeffery’s past paints a picture of these causes. However, no family is absolutely sterile and I guess there were some issues in the Dahmer family but where they enough to cause and individual to react as he did....   [tags: Papers] 929 words
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Personality in John Updike's A&P - Character can be defined as the combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. Authors usually embrace a distinct choice of personality on a character to make them stand out in a story. In "A & P" by John Updike, Sammy starts off as a young man discontent with his ordinary adult surroundings and moves to his need to change it. Throughout the story, Sammy describes and interprets the scenes around him, consequently revealing his own character, by which can be related through the use of Thomas Chou's Ennegram, to distinguish his personality type....   [tags: A&P Essays]
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Freud's Theories on Personality Development - Freud's Theories on Personality Development Freud’s’ psychodynamic approach attempts to explain what drives or motivates personality development. He suggested that an individual is driven to satisfy biological urges and theses motives cause us to interact with the environment, so that early experiences play an important role. Freud identified three different parts of the mind, which are based on our level of awareness; conscious, preconscious, and subconscious mind....   [tags: Papers] 558 words
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Eating Disorders And Personality Disorders - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients adopt these disorders as their way of self mutilating. We may be witnessing a convergence of two criteria: self-mutilation and an impulsive (rather, compulsive or ritualistic) behaviour....   [tags: essays research papers] 962 words
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Birth Order's Effect on Personality - Birth Order's Effect on Personality Birth-order could be one way to gain an understanding of friends, family members and co-workers. Research has shown that the birth-order indeed has an effect on personality. Birth-order of course does not explain everything about human behavior, personality is also affected by many different factors such as heritage, the environment of the upbringing, family size, education etc. There are four basic classifications of birth-order: the oldest, the only, the middle and the youngest born....   [tags: Birth Order Human Development Essays] 525 words
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Heathcliff's Personality in Wuthering Heights - Describe Heathcliff's personality in WutheringHeights. What is your point of view about his character. The first indication of Heathcliff's savage personality is found in the opening chapter when the dogs - "A brood of tigers", "fiends" are represented and Heathcliff growls in unison with them. He informs Lockwood that the bitch is not kept for a pet. Catherine's diary provides a clue to the cause of Heathcliff's savagery and hatred, "Poor Heathcliff. Hindley calls him a vagabond, and won't let him sit with us and eat with us anymore......   [tags: English Literature] 1023 words
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The Personality of Jonathan Swift - Jonathan Swift, the great satirist of the eighteenth century was a genius of complex and enigmatic personality. His character was of a "supersensitive" nature. He possessed a strong sense of justice, a keenness of vision, a generous disposition, a sincere adhesion to moral and social beliefs, an affinity for practical jokes and a scorn for science but also displayed excessive pride, arrogance, misanthropy, fits of violent temper and a strain of insanity. Thus his personality can be summed up in his own words, "At best, I have an ill-head and an aching heart." The Supersensitive Swift's mother left him in the care of his uncle when he was just a child, which may have c...   [tags: Biography] 742 words
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mood, substance, and personality disorders - Mood, Substance, and Personality Disorders Do you know a person that has sudden mood swings. Do you wonder why they act like they do. Their actions could be a result of a type of mood disorder. Mood disorders are part of the Axis One disorders that are found in the DSM IV. Axis One is all categories of disorders except for personality disorders. People who have mood disorders are diagnosed to have a pattern of severe depressive and manic episodes. One major mood disorder that will be discussed is bipolar disorder....   [tags: essays research papers] 1717 words
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Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) - Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), which is now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), is a Dissociative Disorder. This disorder is when a person has two or more distinct personalities that often control the person’s behavior. This disorder has many controversies because of the fact that it is not scientifically proven. One personality is usually restrained and rather dull while another one maybe very outgoing and obnoxious....   [tags: essays research papers] 749 words
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Eating and Personality Disorders - Eating and Personality Disorders The correlation between eating disorders and other psychological disorders is very important for our understanding of the causes and possible treatments for eating disorders. It is known that many people with eating disorders also fit the criteria for several DSM-IV psychological disorders. If researchers can find patterns of comorbidity between these two types of disorders they may be able to better diagnose and treat patients with both of these disorders. The question that I pose it what is the relationship between eating disorders and personality disorders(axis 11 disorders in DSM-IV)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Psychology Essays]
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Personality and Personal Growth - Personality and Personal Growth “An integral being knows without going, sees without looking and accomplishes without doing” – Lao Tzu The text book definition of Personality is an individual’s unique pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that persist over time and across situations. I agree with this idea that a personality is what makes all of us who we are. I believe that a personality is a combination of innate characteristics that everyone is born with and the sum of total life experiences....   [tags: Psychology Research Papers] 808 words
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Exploring Multiple Personality Disorder - Exploring Multiple Personality Disorder In popular culture, Dissociation, and Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder--MPD) is considered a very exotic, rare and enigmatic psychological phenomenon (11). It seems that, especially in the media and entertainment, multiple personality disorder is stigmatized by a number of quite florid and nearly hysterical symptoms. Clinically, however, Multiple Personality Disorder has been recognized for centuries and is currently estimated to exist in 1% of the general population (1,8), and as much as 7% of the population may have suffered from a dissociative disorder at some point in timem (9)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) - Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) Introduction: Multiple personalities is a dissociative condition in which an individual’s personality is apparently split into two or more distinct sub-personalities, each of which may become dominant at different times. People with multiple personality disorder suffer from internal chaos, roller-coaster emotions and terrible memories. They also present confusing confusing and contradictory images to their family and friends. But in spite of all this, MPD is a treatable disorder....   [tags: Psychological Disorders Mulitple Essays]
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Humanistic Perspective on Personality - The humanistic perspective on personality deals exclusively with human behavior. Humanistic psychologists believe that human nature includes a natural drive towards personal growth, that humans have the freedom to choose what they do regardless of environmental factors, and humans are mostly conscious beings and are not controlled by unconscious needs and conflicts. They also believe that a person's subjective view of the world is more important than objective reality. Two of the humanistic theorists that have made an impact of humanism are Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow....   [tags: Psychology Carl Rogers Abraham Maslow] 729 words
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living multi personality disorder - Works Cited 1. M. Keenan, "The Devil and Dr. Braun," New City article, 1995-JUN-22: Mentioned in FMS Foundation Newsletter, at: http://www.fmsfonline.org/fmsf99.n24.html 2. The International Society for the Study of Dissociation has a web site at: http://www.issd.org/ Its official publication is the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. See: http://www.issd.org/indexpage/jtdauthorsinfo.html There are allegations that the ISSD controls the content of the The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (JPSLA)....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 1127 words
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Government and Politics - The Original Constitution Did Not Have Many Democratic Traits - Government and Politics - The Original Constitution Did Not Have Many Democratic Traits In two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, Americans fought and died so that democracy would prevail around the world. In the minds of many Americans, America is the bastion of democracy. But how democratic is America. Today’s America was “born” with the signing of the constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, it was determined how democratic America would be. And every American should ask himself how democratic America was made at that constitutional convention in Philadelphia....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Traits of Society in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - The Traits of Society in 1984 In the novel "1984", by George Orwell, an interesting, thought-provoking scenario is created for the reader to ponder. The totalitarian government which ruled this oppressive world controlled every aspect of the citizens who resided there. Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not, in any case, enjoyable. Communication, personal beliefs, and individual loyalty to the government are all controlled by the inner Party in several ways....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays] 521 words
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Personality Theories - Personality Theories  Table of Contents Freud Jung Adler Rogers Maslow Humanistic strengths and weakness Psychodynamic strengths and weakness Some similarities of both Web Resources Freud Biography Biography Sigmund Freud was born May 6, 1856, in a small town -- Freiberg -- in Moravia. His father was a wool merchant with a keen mind and a good sense of humor. His mother was a lively woman, her husband's second wife and 20 years younger. She was 21 years old when she gave birth to her first son, her darling, Sigmund....   [tags: essays research papers Freud Psychology] 3169 words
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Personality Tests - I went to Queendom.com and took the `Do I need therapy' quiz. The results were generally good except for one category. The results said that I scored well outside the normal range in relationships, and it indicated that my relationships are at least in some way dysfunctional, and may be causing problems in my life. There were also some areas that I might have experienced symptoms of Bipolar disorder, Simple Phobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I think that these symptoms ties in with my relationship....   [tags: Psychology] 402 words
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Multiple Personality Disorder - Multiple Personality Disorder      More than two million cases can be found altogether in psychological and psychiatric records of multiple personality disorder also called dissociative identity disorder. It is often thought that multiple personality disorder is a trick, a bizarre form of "play-acting" that is committed by manipulative, attention-seeking individuals. It is not. Multiple personality disorder is a "disorder of hiding" wherein 80-90% of multiple personality disorder patients do not have a clue that they have the disorder....   [tags: Disorder Psychological Personalities Essays]
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Multiple Personality Disorder - Multiple Personality Disorder Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is a mental disease that exists in about one percent of the population. Much research supports the existence of this disease and its origins, causes and effects on the people in who suffer with it. This essay will clearly define Multiple Personality Disorder along with a detailed synopsis of the disease itself. The diagnosis, alter personalities, different treatments and views will indicate the disease is real. The American Psychiatric Association named Multiple Personality Disorder in 1994 Dissociative Disorder....   [tags: Papers] 1647 words
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Multiple Personality Disorders - “Multiple Personality Disorders” Sometimes people undergo traumatic experiences in their lives that are either physical or mental and maybe even a combination of both. If the experience was so intense, and so horrible, that the mind didn’t want to remember it, or possibly didn’t know how to deal or cope with it, then that one experience has the power to split a person’s mind into “another personality”. If this happens, the other personality or personalities come out when a person who has MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder) is put in a situation that he/she doesn’t know how to handle or feels that the other personality can handle it better....   [tags: essays research papers] 1041 words
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Multiple Personality Disorder - Multiple Personality Disorder Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was first acknowledged in the 1700's but was not understood so therefore it was forgotten. Many cases show up in medical records through the years, but in 1905, Dr. Morton Prince wrote a book about MPD that is a foundation for the disease. A few years after it was published Sigmund Freud dismissed the affliction and this dropped it from being discussed at any credible mental health meetings....   [tags: Medical Medicine disorders Essays]
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Paranoid Personality Disorders - Paranoid Personality Disorders Paranoid Personality Disorder is a disorder commonly mistaken for schizophrenic personality disorders. Schizophrenia, a psychosis, is when a person is has an image of a world and its transpiring events, and he/she is "living" it. Paranoid Personality Disorder, however, is a neurosis where an individual is living in the real world. This disorder, though not as debilitating as other disorders, can still devastate a someone's life. Individuals with this Paranoid Personality Disorder always assume that other people are "out to get them" even if there is no evidence that this is true....   [tags: essays research papers] 889 words
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Personal Narrative: Self Personality Assessment - Personal Narrative: Self Personality Assessment After completing the assessment exercise I have been able to carefully my personality. The exercise consisted of an evaluation of four areas: Locus of Control, Personality Type, Stress Reactions, and Learning Styles. Based on the test results my locus of control is external. According to our text, Individuals who fall into this category do not believe that their future is within their control. They believe that it is more influenced by external forces....   [tags: Papers] 686 words
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Revealing One’s Personality Online - Revealing One’s Personality Online The Internet has changed the way we communicate. The difference between communication online and communication in “real life” is that when you are online, people cannot see you, and therefore have no idea who you actually are. So, people often feel a greater sense of freedom and anonymity, which allows them to reveal either who they truly are, or who they want to be. People often reveal their personalities differently online than in real life. The personalities formed in this free environment play an important role online....   [tags: Blogs]
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Genetic Engineering - I, as a Christian, believe that the traits of a child are a blessing to a parent in one-way or another. Although I hold this true, I actually wouldn’t mind being able to design my own baby. I mean, I could root out all of the bad traits, and add the ones I want. I would make my child a girl with olive skin, brown hair, bright green eyes, and to have the dancing feet of Fosse, the facial expressions of Liz Taylor, and the vocal chords of Lea Michelle. I want her to be a star of the screen or stage....   [tags: controversy, genes, physical traits, flaws]
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Temperamental Biases - Jerome Kagan and Nancy Snidman made a great attempt at finding a solid and agreeable definition of temperament. In order to prove or disprove their hypothesis, “that most temperamental biases are due to heritable variation in neurochemistry or anatomy, although some could be the result of prenatal events that are not strictly genetic,” Kagan and Snidman performed a number of ethical studies on children’s reactions to certain objects, people and environments. They did additional studies on rats, as well....   [tags: personality, temperament]
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Genetic Determinism - Genetic Determinism On Christmas Day in the year 2001, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. When I looked into the brand-new face of my son I saw a beautiful mystery. I wondered what kind of man my boy would grow to be and what his life would be like. There are those in the scientific community who would argue that my son's path was already determined at the moment of his birth, that his fate could be deciphered from his genetic make-up. As a nurturing mother I know better. At two years old my son has developed a more diverse vocabulary than many children twice or even three times his age....   [tags: DNA Genetics Traits Essays Papers]
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