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Freud's theory of Personality

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According to Freud, we are born with our Id. The id is an important part of our personality because as newborns, it allows us to get our basic needs. Freud believed that the id is based on our pleasure principle. In other words, the id wants whatever feels good at the time, with no consideration for the reality of the situation. When a child is hungry, the id wants food, and therefore the child cries. The id doesn't care about reality, about the needs of anyone else, only its own satisfaction.
Id: The seat of our impulses
Ego: Negotiates with the id, pleases the superego

The superego is the bridge between the "id" and "ego". The role it plays in the personality is rationality and logic. It is the side of a person that desires to do the right thing no matter what. The super-ego's goal is to be without blemish. It manages our sense of right and wrong. According to Freud's theory, the super ego emulates a father figure who enforces rules and guidelines. It sets boundaries and limits on what a person will do. The super ego is what keeps the peace and order in life. It helps us control our animal instincts and behaviours by inflicting guilt and empathy upon our souls.

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