Personality Theory And Personality Theories

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Personality is the unique, relatively enduring internal and external aspects of a person’s character that influences behavior. Personality is something we deal with on a daily basis. We question people 's behavior based on their motivations; like what childhood experiences did they go through to make them behave in a certain way. Many personality theorists present their own definitions of the word, personality, based on their own theoretical positions. These theorists try to explain people’s actions and chosen life paths. Personality is a number of traits that make people behave in a certain way and is influenced by their experiences, culture and society. In some ways we are all the same and in other ways, we are so different from one another. No two people are the same, even if they may share similar experiences. The way we process those experiences and the effect they have on us is what makes us individually unique.
Freud’s psychoanalytic personality theory consists of three parts of the human personality, which includes id, ego, and superego. The id meets the basic needs of personality about our wants and needs in life. The ego deals with reality by trying to meet the desires of the id in a way that is socially acceptable in the world. The ego recognizes that other people also have needs and wants too. The superego is based on morals and judgments about right and wrong.
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