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Over the years people have wondered what goes on in a persons mind that guides them to meet their needs Sigmund Freud developed a system of personality that boldly attempts to explain the course of personality and what was it origins Freud theory assumes that ones personality is shaped and some powerful inner forces motivate ones behavior According to Freud personality differences commence from the different ways in which people deal with their underlying drives By picturing a continuing battle between antagonistic parts of personality Freud was able to develop three systems that make up the total personality The three systems of personality are the id ego and the superego If the three systems work together in harmony and unite together to form one complete organization it enables one to create a positive transaction with the environment If the systems are fighting with each other one is said to be dissatisfied with himself or the world By examining the ego the id and the superego one should see how these three systems of personality play an important role in the development of ones personality In doing so one should understand what conscious and unconscious and the functions of the id ego and superegoFreud did not invent the idea of the conscious versus the unconscious However he was responsible for making it popular What you are of aware of at any particular moment is called being conscious By being conscious you are aware of certain things such as your present perceptions memories thoughts and fantasies All of our knowledge is bound up with consciousness Consciousness is the surface of the mental apparatus All perceptions whether it is received from both within and without are conscious Freud 1960 said that very powerful mental processes of ideas exist which can produce all the effects of the mental life that ordinary ideas do though they themselves do not become conscious p 4 This is an indication that there are
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