Moments from Crash Course Psychology: Intro to Psychology. http://youtu.be/vo4pMVb0R6M
This blog mostly discusses philosophy and politics, but psychology is another topic which I like to be well read on, and Hank Green in his new CrashCourse series gives a pretty good introduction on the subject!
The Id, the Ego, and the Super-Ego
According to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality, personality is composed of three elements. These three elements of personality—known as the id, the ego and the superego—work together to create complex human behaviors.
The Id is driven by it’s need for pleasure, an inner child that wants what it wants and wants it right now. The ego is the component of personality that is responsible for dealing with reality, it’s purpose is to get the Id what is wants in a realistic way.
The last component of personality to develop is the superego. The superego is the aspect of personality that holds all of our internalized moral standards and ideals that we acquire from both parents and society—our sense of right and wrong.
With so many competing forces, it is easy to see how conflict might arise between the id, ego and superego. Freud used the term ego strength to refer to the ego’s ability to function despite these dueling forces. A person with good ego strength is able to effectively manage these pressures, while those with too much or too little ego strength can become too unyielding or too disrupting.
According to Freud, the key to a healthy personality is a balance between the id, the ego, and the superego.
Have some Crash Course Freud. And, uh, a man who apparently represents every Internet user ever.
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