In the Middle of No Where

Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality

Understanding how the human mind works is one complex job, understanding why one act a certain way, how one act, and the process that goes through one person’s mind before, during and after.   Quoting the famous saying, “There is more than what meets the eye”, which explains sometimes what we see people do, is a result of what went on inside their mind that is beyond their conscious awareness.  
The forefather of Psychologists, Sigmund Freud, defined and developed the Psychoanalytic theory of personality which consisted of three component elements.     He believed that people have three levels of awareness, which he believed are unconscious.   They are the conscious, the preconscious and the unconscious.   And from this emerges, Freud broke the human personality into three components:   Id, Ego, and Superego.   Each component explains how it affects a person’s personality and behavior.
The Id, operates according to the pleasure principle which is present at birth.   It’s impulses toward survival, sex and aggressions, in another words, operates as a wild animal.   The Id can be irrational and illogical.   The Ego uses rational and realistic thoughts that operates in reality and which plays a role in preventing the Id from inappropriate impulses.   The Superego, operates at all level of awareness, it serves as the moral referee for Id and Ego. It convinces the Id and Ego to work more towards moral aspects than realistic and desires. These three components are always in constant conflict especially when it came to sexual urges and anything that violates the rules of the society.   If you think about it, it make sense.
Although Sigmund Freud defined and developed the psychoanalysis theory, psychologist Jung and Adler also developed personality theories similar to Freud’s.   During these theories, Alfred Adler and Carl Jung, used Freud’s theory as their guidelines to expand the psychoanalysis dynamics of personality.   Adler focused...