The Psychoanalytic Theories Of Freud 's Theory

1269 Words Nov 12th, 2014 6 Pages
Personality is what makes people who they are. Some people have different personalities others have very similar personalities; but nobody’s personality is exactly the same. In the past many people have tried to understand personality and explain it through theories. This paper, will discuss the differences between the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler. It will then show the characteristics of which I agree with as well as the characteristics that I disagree with. Furthermore, it will describe the stages of Freud’s theory and explain the characteristics of personality using these components; And finally, I will describe uses of three Freudian defense mechanisms by using real life examples.
In regard to the psychoanalytical theories of Freud, Jung and Adler, there are several similarities; however, there are also several differences. Freud’s theory focuses on the sexual perspective of the mind. In his theory, the three basic components are id, ego, and superego. Jung’s theory is to Adler, the neuroses consists in the effort for the individual to overcome the feeling of inferiority, and the outward signs and symptoms are the manifestations of those dexterities developed to this end. The Adlerian concept serves to bridge the gap between the organists and the functionalists (White, 1917). Jung and Adler were associated with Freud and took excessive interest in his theory of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis has demonstrated, the importance of…
Open Document