Psychoanalyzing Someone's Individual Peronality

Topics: Personality psychology, Personality, Sibling Pages: 3 (777 words) Published: October 16, 2010
Will we ever be able to psychoanalyze someone's individual personality or is it a moot point? Shari Wiseman
September 30, 2010
Jay Pineda

Will anyone ever be able to psychoanalyze someone's individual personality, or is it just a moot point? Individual personalities have been, over the years, studied and analyzed in so many different ways, by so many different people that it is no wonder as to why such vague approaches to explanations exist. For example; the horoscope and astrology, readings done by individuals of palm lines or faces (Schustack, 2009, p. 21), and the most farfetched of all (in my opinion), Phrenology…? Seriously, studying distortions of skulls? (Schustack, 2009, p. 68)

It is my belief that personality is; ones individual character traits and behavioral habits that have been conditioned by cultural environments and their surroundings. My most noticeable key personality features that define my personality are: Compassion

Here are my theories as to why.
When I was eight I watched my mother become a single parent. She had no job skills to fall back on for income so our church that she had periodically attended throughout her marriage deemed her a religious widow and help meagerly support our basic needs as a family unit. In turn she would take me and younger brother and sister to visit the elderly church members who were not able to make it to services any longer. That is where my passion for geriatrics was born along with my compassion and empathy. My determinations came from the fact that after my stepfather and she were divorced she was adamant to make it on her own and not have to ask her parents for help. Also from the fact that I have been on my own since I was 16 years old and am determined in my own right. My loyalty, I believe, comes from never having anyone stick by me when I was younger. I was four when she married my stepfather and then...
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