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The human personality takes many forms and actions Anything from the way a person eats a meal talks laughs drives a car or enters a classroom and takes a seat affects this unique personality The events taking place inside the body particularly within the brain and nervous system which produce behavior is a mysterious course of action The human brain with an infinite number of interconnections and billions of nerve cells may well be the most complex structure in our universe Studies have made it clear that there is an intimate relationship between the brains activity or lack or activity and personality Certain characteristics such as thoughts and emotions determine how we adjust to change and environment Each day a different experience changes us for better or worse According to John Watson the ability for humans to set goals engage in social interactions make rational decisions and carry out goals and plans comes from the frontal lobes of the brain The father of psychology Sigmund Freud compares the human mind to and iceberg The small visible part above the water represented the conscious mind and experiences The large mass below being the unconscious mind This was the storehouse of unconscious thinking impulses and passions These thoughts were viewed as inaccessible to recall and affect our thoughts and behavior This portion he attempted to explore by free association He strives to make the person aware of the unconscious and discuss the basic determinants of personality Freud believed that the structure of personality is c composed of three systems the id ego and superego All three of these were thought to determine or influence personality in some form or another The id was viewed as being primitive personality from which ego and superego come about or take over The id operates on the pleasure principle The ego obeys reality and is the executive governing of personality It decides the appropriate response between the other two
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