Theories of personality

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Theories of personality
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psychology chapter 2 personality theories
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  1. Personality
    A distinctive and relatively stable pattern behavior, thoughts, motives, and emotions that characterizes an individual
  2. Trait
    A characteristic of an individual, describing a habitual way of behaving, thinking or feeling
  3. Psychoanalysis
    A theory of personality and a method psychotherapy developed by Sigmund Freud; it emphasizes unconscious motives and conflict
  4. Psychodynamic theories
    Theory that explains behavior and personality in terms of unconscious dynamics within an individual
  5. id
    the part of personality containing inherit psychic energy, particularly sexual and aggressive instinct
  6. Libido (li-BEE-do)
    In psychoanalysis the psychic energy that fuels the life or sexual instinct ofthe id
  7. Ego
    In psychoanalysis the part of personality that represents reason, good sense and rational self control
  8. Superego
    In psychoanalysis, that part of personality that represents conscious, morality and social standards
  9.          Defense Mechanism
    Method used by the ego to prevent unconscious anxiety or threatning

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