The Personalities And Characteristics Of Personality To Me?

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Personality to me is the qualities and characteristics that I have that make me the person that I am. My friends and family would describe me as someone who is very loyal and also nice. Many of my friends consider me to be very trustworthy and someone that they can always depend on. In this essay I am going to use trait theory because I feel like it is more believable than the psychoanalytic theory. The psychoanalytic perspective has to do with how our unconscious conflicts with pleasure seeking impulses and social restraints. This people associated with this theory are Freud,Adler,Jung and Horney. This theory also has a lot to do with the id,ego and superego. Freud believes that as humans we only have two drives which are sex and aggression.…show more content…
Stable and enduring traits underlie our actions. In this theory it is believed that a person 's behavior varies widely depending on the situation. Based on the five basic personality factors I think that am more anxious than I am calm. I think I am more sober and reserved then I am fun loving and affectionate. I think I am more practical than I am imaginative and I think I am more soft hearted than I am ruthless. I also think that based on conscientiousness I am more disorganized. Adler one of Freud 's early associates focuses on how birth order has a lot to do with our personality. One I took the test I was told that I am classified a middle born child. However I am the oldest of five children the oldest being me and the youngest being my one year old sister. I think that the reason I go this is because according to Adler the middle born child is a mediator and avoids conflict. I am a mediator in my family because my two brother who are nine and seven years old tend to fight a lot. So most of the time I am helping them get over what they are fighting about and restoring peace back into the household. Alder also believes that the middle born is usually a loner,quiet,shy,impatient and very competitive. I don 't really think I am competitive unless people personally believe that I can 't do it. For example, a couple weeks ago I was at a club meeting that I am a president of…show more content…
I think this because when doing the test for the trait theory I felt like it described me better and I felt like it was able to show what makes me who I am. Though the trait theory can sometimes be misleading or false as shown in the North Dakota Null- Hypothesis Brain inventory. It does a better job at showing how different situations make us act a different way. I also found Adler 's theory on birth order very interesting and though I am not the middle born I do share a lot of characteristics that middle born children supposedly have. I also disagree with Freud’s belief that sex and aggression are the only two drives that humans have. I don 't think that as humans we are so motivated on pleasure as Freud believes which is why I agree more with the trait
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