Case Study Susan's Personality

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INTRODUCTION We have studied and evaluated Susan’s case study. We used her personality and traits to further explain and discuss theories of Freud, Bandura, Skinner, Horney and Maslow in order to better understand what Susan’s troubling problems are, why Susan reacts in ways that she does as stated and how the people around her accept or reject her behaviour and how she was influenced and all that was instilled in her from an early age in her life. 1. Exploring traits and characteristics of Susan’s personality type according to the theories of: FREUD PSYCHOSOCIAL CONFLICT: The person is caught up in a constant conflict between drives within the psyche and the demands of society (Meyer, et al. 2008). Susan is caught up in a constant conflict…show more content…
Cleaning can also be seen or used as a culture in Susan’s house because Susan’s mother always took care of the house during Susan’s childhood that also gave her a good cleaning experience that can be passed to Susan’s children. The forethought capacity: Implies that people only to the immediate situation and are not simply programmed by their past. The can devise plans and goals for the future. Susan can be seen as someone who has plans and goals for the future because she doesn’t spend money on anything except the necessities and she is always concerned about money and keep on saving it by keeping almost everything beyond the usual life span. The vicarious capability: The individual’s ability to learn from the experience of others (Meyer et al., 2008, p.302). Susan’s children can learn to take care of the environment by observing their mother because of Susan is a diligent person who likes to keeps the house clean at all cost. Susan’s mother always took care of their house which gave Susan a good experience that can be passed through generation to…show more content…
It only emerges when the person has given up all t techniques developed for dealing with anxiety and resolving conflict. The real self-forces individuals in the direction of growth and self-fulfilment (Meyer et al., 2008). Susan enjoys cleaning and she has convinced herself that everyone else should too. Susan feels inferior in the society she lives in because people don’t clean like her. She is always in competition with people around her when it comes to household chores. Susan has a problem of wanting people to be or react like her and if that’s not the case, it results in conflict. Susan needs to realise her character in order for her to grow and realise that she should always do things for herself and not for other people. THE DYNAMICS OF THE PERSONALITY Growth principle: A person’s development can be influenced by his or her interaction with the environment as well as cultural
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