Shapiro's Rhetorical Analysis

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After reading Shapiro’s definition of neurosis, I found myself agreeing with him and seeing how his definition can be applied to everyday problems and some mental illness. Shapiro describes neurosis as a reaction against one’s personality in which the person is cut off from oneself. That the person might not understand why he or she is behavioring in a certain way, and also why the person might not know why he or she wants to do something and why he or she has to do something (Shapiro, 1999), but that the person has to do it. For example, a client who is seeing a therapist because he has an obsession with wash his hands the client might not fully understand why he wants to wash his hands a certain amount of times but it is something that he
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