Essay on personality

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How would Freud explain the personality differences between Mike and Marty Scanlon?
According to Freud, the mind can be divided into two main parts:
The conscious mind includes everything that we are aware of. This is the aspect of our mental processing that we can think and talk about rationally. A part of this includes our memory, which is not always part of consciousness but can be retrieved easily at any time and brought into our awareness. Freud called this ordinary memory the preconscious.
The unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that outside of our conscious awareness. Most of the contents of the unconscious are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain, anxiety, or
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Neuroticism is the tendency to experience negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety, or depression. It is sometimes called emotional instability, or is reversed and referred to as emotional stability.

3. Given that Mike and Marty Scanlon are twins and share some of their genetic makeup, how would you explain the pronounced differences in their personalities?
What role, if any, does temperament seem to be playing? . Temperament plays a major part in the differences in Mike and Marty’s personalities. Temperament is quite consistent with significant stability from infancy well into adolescence. It is clear that certain personality traits have substantial genetic components, and that heredity and environment interact to determine personality. They are generally stable but can be modified by experience. Cross- cultural differences in temperament may reflect childraising practices. A mother's depression, especially if severe or chronic, may have serious consequences for her infant's development. Separation anxiety and stranger anxiety may arise during the second half of the first year and appear to be related to temperament and circumstances. 4. Which of the two brothers seems more likely to be achieving self-actualization, and why do you think so? .
Marty would be achieving self actualization a state of
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