The Experience Essay examples

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The Experience Though famous psychologists such as Freud claim that early childhood shapes and molds who a person will become the person I interviewed did not have his life changing experience until his mid twenties. This is past the years of infancy, early, middle and late childhood even adolescence. He was a full fledged textbook adult when he experienced a pivotal moment in his life. Certain theories of personality claim that personality is stable, even temperament in infancy can help determine one’s future actions. Yet this event took place after any physiological developments were still taking place. This event caused him to reflect on life and change his actions in profound ways. I interviewed my father. He is now 57 years old.…show more content…
After the doctors fought to keep the patient alive, even resorting to CPR the man did not live. My father was shocked and humbled by this experience. He realized after this that he would never think such thoughts about a patient again. To do this day, no matter what time it is in the morning, he gets up without a grumble and does what needs to be done. Even I have personally felt the effects of this event on our family life. Be it from driving separate cars to dinner or the movies so he can leave a moment’s notice or rarely seeing him when he was on call as a child. Out of the Big Five factors of personality this event caused his conscientious to be permanently altered. Conscientiousness is described as organized, careful and disciplined. There is no doubt that he already was highly conscientious, yet this event further caused this trait to be further expressed in his work.(cite santrock personality chapter) In order for him to cope with the finality of death he has diligently made patient care and needs priority. He does not simply go through the motions like a “medical mechanic,” a doctor who could be sees his job akin to a plumber with no respect for the humanity of the patient. He is fully conscience and aware of the whole person and life of the people he treats. Theoretical or Textbook Interpretation In order to understand what caused this permanent alteration in his personality one must look the consequences one faces
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