Essay on Psychoanalytic Personality Assessment

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Psychoanalytic Personality Assessment Thelma Cain PSY/250 June 16, 2011 Mary Mihelich Sigmund Freud, is said to be one of the greatest Psychologist of all times. Although he has a different outlook on understanding how people act is quite intriguing. In comparison and contrast the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler are very different and unique. However, Freud, Jung, and Adler are not at all alike. Freud based most psychological things on sexuality. Jung, promoted the concept of archetypes, and Adler believed in the “will power” theory Adler also believed that fundamentally, human beings are self-determined. Freud is big on self-consciousness; Jung said “the aim of life is to know oneself, and to know one is to plumb…show more content…
The three Freudian defense mechanisms that I am going to use real life examples for are denial, rationalization, and rejection. A few years ago I lost my little brother due to a hit and run, he died instantly due to a broken neck and his leg being ripped from his body. My big sister and I got a phone call saying that we needed to leave and come to the hospital immediately, so she and I left instantly, but we did not realize that we were in for a rude awakening. When we got to the hospital I want to say after 30 minutes or so we were told that our little brother was dead. It was at that moment that I was in complete denial, it made no sense to me at all that my little brother could be taken away from me when just that afternoon he, my big brother, my little cousin, some neighborhood kids, and myself had been playing football. It’s going on four of five years now and I must say that I am still in denial about my little brother being gone. I still cannot force myself to deal with the fact that he is not coming back, I was in denial when he was pronounced dead, at his funeral, and even more now that time has gone by and so many things are happening that I wish he was here to see as well as being here so that our family and myself can share this excitement with him. Back when I was in I want to say 9th or 10th grade I did not like P.E to
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