Psychodynamic Approach for Individual Analysis

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Psychodynamic Approach for Individual Analysis
Introduction
The psychodynamic approach, made famous by such world renowned psycho-analysts as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung is an effective device to analyze human behavior. The basic premise of the approach is that human behavior is dictated by the battle between the unconscious and conscious mind. The mind itself is divided into three sub-sections, the id, ego and super-ego (Ahles, 2004). The id, the un-organized part of the personality structure is driven by the pleasure principle and seeks to avoid pain or discomfort. The ego works in conjunction with the id and seeks to please the id in the long term. It seeks to mediate between the id and reality, separate fantasy from reality and defines...
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..... more clearly understand how my subconscious mind functions in the real world. I learned that my insecurities about leadership are made evident in the way that I address others, my body language and my voice. I also discerned that, while I am insecure in these environments, the subconscious mind’s desire for approval and public acclaim also drives my engagement with others. These assessments based on the psycho-dynamic approach offer a behavior driven assessment of my personal behavior in leadership positions.
Works Cited
Ahles, S. (2004). Our Inner World: A Guide to Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Horowitz, M. (2001). Cognitive Psychodynamics: from Conflict to Character. New York, NY: Wiley.