Personality Vs Personality

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Personality: Instinct or Choice? What makes you, you? Is everything that you are a result of subconscious instinct? Or do you choose who you want to be? Personality is how we interact with the people and world around us. All major perspectives of psychology have formed theories for the origin of personality. Two of the most famous theories are that of the psychoanalytic and humanistic perspectives. They psychoanalytic theory is based on the concept of a subconscious, a multilayered mind. In which a majority of our mind is beyond our access, but controls all of our behaviors and personality traits. While the Humanistic perspective I based on the age old concept of free will. People chose who they become and their behaviors are the results of a person’s attempt to become all that they can be. As people everything that we are defined by the decisions we make, including who we become. The psychoanalytic theory was fathered by a man named Sigmund Freud. Freud was a famous Psychologist in the 19th Century. Freud believed that our minds where made up of layers of consciousness. Some accessible, while some inaccessible and some, somewhere in-between. This model is best described as an ice…show more content…
How does it allow us to develop our personality? Well the development of personality is believed to rely heavily upon self-identity. When you get up in the morning and look into the mirror, self-identity is the person you see in the reflection of yourself. Self-identity is how you perceive yourself, how to think the world sees. Self-identity is the recognition of self, separate from the world and other people. Many of our life decisions are driven by this concept, ranging from the everyday mundane to life altering decisions. For example, a man may choose to undergo surgery to become a female, because his self-identity conflicts with his physical gender. Or that same man may join a sports league, because he sees himself as an athletic

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