Superego Of Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud, a renowned psychologist and psychoanalyst, is notably known for creating the idea of the id, the ego and superego. These three concepts, according to Freud, make up the human psyche and provide some insight and understanding into how the human mind works. These so-called systems in the brain are in no way physical but together, they make up a whole and contribute towards an individual’s behavior.
The id is described as the primitive component of one’s personality as it consists of everything biologically inherited at birth. This includes one’s instincts and sexual desires. The id can be described as being impulsive and contains all of the drives and hidden urges of an individual. Repressed memories in the unconscious mind resides in the id. Freud believed that the id, ego and superego developed at different stages in an individual’s life. A newborn child is all id, as it does not have the morals and social influences that come with the ego and superego. The ego, unlike the id, is partly conscious and partly unconscious. It serves as the intermediary between the id and the superego as it makes decisions based on reason, instead of unrealistically and logically (as the id would) or based on morality and societal influences (as the superego would). The ego would create the realistic ways to fulfill the id’s demands that are impulsive and with little regard to any consequences. Defense mechanisms exist within the ego due to the fact that it often faces anxiety
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