Theories of Personality by Jess Feist, Gregory Feist

By Jess Feist, Gregory Feist

This depended on textual content facilities at the premise that character theories are a mirrored image of the original cultural history, relations reports, personalities, education in their originators. The booklet starts off by way of acquainting scholars with the which means of character and supplying them with a great beginning for figuring out the character of concept, in addition to its an important contributions to technology. The chapters that stick with current twenty-three significant theories: insurance of every thought additionally contains a biographical comic strip of every theorist, comparable study, and purposes to actual existence. the recent version comprises larger insurance of the large 5 thought, a brand new association, and up-to-date study all through.

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This condition, which is universal, is known as primary narcissism. As the ego develops, children usually give up much of their primary narcissism and develop a greater interest in other people. In Freud's language, narcissistic libido is then transformed into object libido. During puberty, however, adolescents often redirect their libido back to the ego and become preoccupied with personal appearance and other self-interests. This pronounced secondary narcissism is not universal, but a moderate degree of self-love is common to nearly everyone (Freud, 191411957).

As the ego develops, children usually give up much of their primary narcissism and develop a greater interest in other people. In Freud's language, narcissistic libido is then transformed into object libido. During puberty, however, adolescents often redirect their libido back to the ego and become preoccupied with personal appearance and other self-interests. This pronounced secondary narcissism is not universal, but a moderate degree of self-love is common to nearly everyone (Freud, 191411957).

Freud, 1946). Although defense mechanisms are normal and universally used, when carried to an extreme they lead to compulsive, repetitive, and neurotic behavior. Because we must expend psychic energy to establish and maintain defense mechanisms, the more defensive we are, the less psychic energy we have left to satisfy id 1 I Feist-Feist: Theories of Personality, Sixth Edition II. Psychodynamic Theories 2. Freud: Psychoanalysis 1 Chapter 2 1 Freud: Psychoanalysis impulses. This, of course, is precisely the ego's purpose in establishing defense mechanisms-to avoid dealing directly with sexual and aggressive implosives and to defend itself against the anxiety that accompanies them (Freud, 192611959a).

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