According to our text, Theories of Personality, Sigmund Freud described...
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... development of children. Norman was witness to some very terrible things and it even caused him to murder his own father. Which is a memory he chose to repress. It makes sense to me that him seeing his mother is a defense mechanism to deal with these conscious and subconscious memories. He deals with these urges by blacking out and letting his mom get the blood on her hands.
From doing this analysis it has led me to an interesting conclusion. There are so many theorists and theories out there that have different opinions on why a person is the way that they are. I really don 't think that there is a right or wrong answer. Maybe the best way to figure it out is by taking a little bit of information from each one and making a diagnosis from there. The personality is such a complex thing to figure out that I feel it takes several view points to come to a conclusion.
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