Social Sciences Division
University of the Philippines
Lahug, Cebu City
In partial fulfillment of the requirements in Social Sciences I
Moca Charity P. Cañal
Prof. Yuleta Orillo
March 23, 2012
Basing from the various theories and principles of the 8 psychologists being discussed, the following are my self – assessments:
Id, Ego, Superego three levels of depth a person has to know in order to determine one’s situatedness and beingness. In order to know better and to assess one’s self or to know who you really are, I believe that it should start from knowing the three you within one single body. With Sigmund Freud’s theory I can relate much for there are times that I could not understand myself. Specially at times when I am alone, I keep talking about and thinking about something, then later those things would vanish and I’ll be back with reality perhaps. I really believe that we people are alternately changing our depths at a time, there are times when our Id prevails and we just don’t know the exact when and where and how we get away from it. I experience it lot. Our Ego our prevalent state of mind the state wherein we think we always are. It is the state wherein we bring back ourselves from our imaginations and aspirations. Superego, our mysterious personality wherein, I sometimes become someone I could never have thought I could be in the real setting but I unconsciously wanted to become somebody like that impossible me. A human being is really that mysterious and too puzzling because I know my physical actions for Ego limits me, but others do not know my other thoughts as much as I do not know what they too are thinking. That is why to prevent our self to be corrected and to be wronged by anybody else we commit these various ways of defense mechanisms and these ways are really common to us all and sometimes we are doing it but do not admit to doing it because we want to let the people know that we are not that easy to get and that we righteous at all times because we are prideful in nature no matter how we deny it.
Basing on the principles and theories of Carl Jung I can say that I can myself as an Extravert person and more specifically a extravert feeling type of person. That is because I am the person that it outward and directed to the world outside me. I enjoy human interactions and I am enthusiastic, talkative, assertive and expressive. Taking pleasure in activities that involve large social gatherings, such as parties, community activities, public demonstrations, and business or political groups are my type. I want to spend more time with people I know and comfortable being with them, moreover I feel energized when interacting with large group of people and feel a decrease of energy when left alone.
Nonetheless I am sociable, sentimental, seeks personal and social success that is why I can say that I am a feeling type of extravert specifically. I also admit of possessing those kind of unconscious collective, like Persona, Shadow, being excited with my Animus-destiny and of course I am hoping to find the right one in the right time someday. ERIK ERIKSON
With I could infer that in order to contain help ourselves survive from the extremes of each of our life stages we have to apply the moderation principle like in Buddhism. We need to realize that everything has its own opposite as said in every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
However, Erikson wants us to realize that in life there is no such thing as perfection and that we cannot attain all good things and all bad things we have to be oriented of this action, reaction principle. In order to do this, you have to consider some possible outcomes, and that everything will come our way because life comes in surprises. To be able to be able to cope with the different conflicts in each life stage we should...