Profile of the Self

analytical Essay
629 words
629 words

Profile of the Self

“You are requested to close the eyes.” This urging that Sigmund Freud experienced in a dream helped to unlock repressed feelings, and gave him insight into his personality. Fortunately, there are now tests available to help us to understand ourselves. Our behavior can be determined and understood by analyzing different aspects of ourselves. The four main aspects are: Decision Making, Self-Concept, Interpersonal Relationships, and Affect. Decision Making is very important.

Making decisions is really much more complicated than it seems. When I make decisions, my Id, Ego, and Superego decide my fate. Unfortunately for me, my Id wins far too often, as I often do not study enough. Other personality traits, such as my tendency to over-think and analyze too many things, also play a role. This can influence my other behaviors by making me seem cold and distant with others because I’m too busy thinking. My self-concept is also important.

Self-concept is how I view myself. This affects me in a number of ways. My self esteem and role expectations are all based off of my self-concept. My self-concept also can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If I think that I have low self discipline, then I may subconsciously change my behavior to achieve what I think I am or should be. My real self still does not meet with my ideal self, which could potentially cause problems, or cause things to go well. My inadequacies in orderliness can never improve as long a...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that sigmund freud's urging to close his eyes in a dream helped unlock repressed feelings and gave him insight into his personality. there are tests available to help us understand ourselves.
  • Analyzes how their id, ego, and superego decide their fate when they make decisions. their over-thinking and overanalyzing personality traits also play a role.
  • Explains that self-concept affects one's self esteem, role expectations, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Explains that they are introverted, but not reclusive, and do not receive marginal utility by engaging with more people. they use a passive strategy and avoid conflict.
  • Explains that their affect is of a steady nature. they are often focused on their situation, ignoring other things, and are low down, or somewhat depressed.
  • Analyzes their behavior, self-concept, interpersonal relationships, introversion, down mood, and temper. all of these factors show that our personalities and ourselves, are determined by factors.
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