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  1. Psychology: SuperEgo, Ego, and the Id

    #662462013-11-16 05:00:26 *--Jack-- said:

    Yes, more things about your brain.

    First thing's first. This is Freudian psychology. Discredit or dislike him all you want. The purpose of this thread is to make you think, not to teach you things that aren't science. There are supposedly 3 primary aspects of our persona's consciousness: The Ego, the SuperEgo, and the Id. They are explained as the following:

    The SuperEgo is defined as follows:

    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. The superego provides guidelines for making judgments. According to Freud, the superego begins to emerge at around age five.

    There are two parts of the superego:

    The ego ideal includes the rules and standards for good behaviors. These behaviors include those which are approved of by parental and other authority figures. Obeying these rules leads to feelings of pride, value and accomplishment.

    The conscience includes information about things that are viewed as bad by parents and society. These behaviors are often forbidden and lead to bad consequences, punishments or feelings of guilt and remorse. The superego acts to perfect and civilize our behavior. It works to suppress all unacceptable urges of the id and struggles to make the ego act upon idealistic standards rather that upon realistic principles. The superego is present in the conscious, preconscious and unconscious.

    The Ego is defined as follows:

    The ego is the component of personality that is responsible for dealing with reality. According to Freud, the ego develops from the id and ensures that the impulses of the id can be expressed in a manner acceptable in the real world. The ego functions in both the conscious, preconscious, and unconscious mind.

    The ego operates based on the reality principle, which strives to satisfy the id's desires in realistic and socially appropriate ways. The reality principle weighs the costs and benefits of an action before deciding to act upon or abandon impulses. In many cases, the id's impulses can be satisfied through a process of delayed gratification--the ego will eventually allow the behavior, but only in the appropriate time and place.

    The ego also discharges tension created by unmet impulses through the secondary process, in which the ego tries to find an object in the real world that matches the mental image created by the id's primary process.

    The Id is defined as follows:

    The id is the only component of personality that is present from birth. This aspect of personality is entirely unconscious and includes of the instinctive and primitive behaviors. According to Freud, the id is the source of all psychic energy, making it the primary component of personality.

    The id is driven by the pleasure principle, which strives for immediate gratification of all desires, wants, and needs. If these needs are not satisfied immediately, the result is a state anxiety or tension. For example, an increase in hunger or thirst should produce an immediate attempt to eat or drink. The id is very important early in life, because it ensures that an infant's needs are met. If the infant is hungry or uncomfortable, he or she will cry until the demands of the id are met.

    However, immediately satisfying these needs is not always realistic or even possible. If we were ruled entirely by the pleasure principle, we might find ourselves grabbing things we want out of other people's hands to satisfy our own cravings. This sort of behavior would be both disruptive and socially unacceptable. According to Freud, the id tries to resolve the tension created by the pleasure principle through the primary process, which involves forming a mental image of the desired object as a way of satisfying the need.

    What I want you, the reader, to do.

    Think about yourself deeply, and find 3 pictures that describe or represent your own personal Super Ego, Ego, and Id. (pictures from anywhere, anything, or anyone) Also you can explain them if you want. I don't see why not.

  2. #662492013-11-16 05:44:02 *johan_5179 said:

    Much as I detest Freud, I think this will be fun to take a stab at. Let's see.

    Id, the whiny brat...

    Did I ever mention just how much I detest this entire anime and everything associated with it? Except a couple of characters who died

    The Ego... balanced dude with traces of savagery? Yes yes.

    There are a LOT of characters who could fit this.

    The SuperEgo. This would be the most boring, if not for the respect I have for these two here.

    In hindsight one could say that its kind-of weird, since most characters can themselves be de - constructed as a combination of these three.

    I would like to take this opportunity to post this beautiful pic here. Also, Ryougi Shiki <3

  3. #662532013-11-16 10:00:09 *Kirn said:

    Well... I am not a big supporter of this here philosophy or theory or whatever you call it... But what the hell, let's try this.

    So, as Id I will put this. Because I know myself well, and deep inside I am deeply compulsive, stupid and tend to get addicted to anything that feels good.

    Thankfully, me Ego tends to keep an eye on me impulses and also makes good impression on people. So yeah, Ego would be collected, efficient and good at dealing with people and different situations.

    SuperEgo, however, doesn't care about those other two, and it was never really shaped by parents or society. And in the end it developed some very loose morals based on arbitrarily selected principles. Something like this.

    So there you go. Still don't really think much of the whole thing, but I guess it would look something like this.

  4. #663722013-11-20 14:10:20 *Rinneko said:

    I'm up for a little psychology. This will be interesting to try and complete.

    Aomine Daiki for my Id. If it's referring to the pleasure-seeking side of me, I'll do whatever I want whenever I want to. Without thought to the consequences.

    Probably Takigawa Yoshino for my Ego. Wouldn't completely dismiss my desires but instead aim to work around the societal rules to get it down in methods that still appear appropriate. Maybe a bit manipulative?

    Sanka Rea for my SuperEgo. Bound by many societal values and parental expectations. I picked her because I guess I want to escape from this the most too.