I have heard about them, but what are they? Thanks!
The Id, ego and super-ego were all part of a theory put forward by Sigmend Freud. Supposedly they're the three concepts that define the human mind.
As far as I know, I might be wrong, they are as follows:
The Id is set to seek out pleasure and new experiences.
The Ego is your personality, or at least the bit you show to the world. The ego represents what we would call reason and common sense, in stark contrast to the id, which contains the passions.
So, you're walking down the street and you see an elderly woman and her bag is on the floor beside her and you wan't to take it, the Id desires are still present but the ego will realise the consequences of the crime.
And then there is your super-ego.
The super-ego consists of the individuals egoic ideals, their spiritual goals, and their conscience also know as the "psychic agency" that criticises and prohibits his or her drives, fantasies, feelings, and actions.
"The Super-ego can be thought of as a type of conscience that punishes misbehavior with feelings of guilt"
So your super-ego is what deals with moral questioning, etc.
But just so you know, your super-ego and conscience are two different drives.
(I am not 100% on all of this, I am remembering from my A Level Psychology) :-)
So, to sum them up in one sentence, they're the three men standing inside your head, shouting at eachother and telling you what to do. :D
Terrific info Toby! I'm not up on my Freud either, but it sounds just about right. Frankly, I don't buy his theory here, but nevertheless, it is interesting.
But, it is only a theory...
He also put forward such ideas as all children age 4-10 desired incest with their mothers and were at competition with their fathers. Crazy...
And he often smoked Cannabis.
LOL. Don't get me wrong. I think Freud played an invaluable service. At the very least, he introduced the West to the idea that our childhood experiences can play an important role in shaping our adulthood experiences. And although this particular idea doesn't resonate much for me anymore, it did at one point and I am grateful for that. No accidents, no mistakes, in the ultimate sense.
I have another question if that's alright.
What is a 'rawshock' test???
It's actually called a Rorschach Test, but prounounced raw-shock.
It's used by psychologists as a means of evaluating a persons personality, as well as detecting any underlying mental health issues, such as Thought Disorder (Psychosis). It gets it's name from the Swiss psychologiast, Hermann Rorschach.
There is no specific animal or shape you must identify to the inkblot.
For example with the first image I posted you
may see things such as bats, butterflies or moths.
I think that people can be diagnosed with Psychosis if they are shown inkblots such as the ones above, and assign the inkblots to things such as horses, houses and things that clearly are not present.
Aren't I interesting? :D
Thanks, I am all set now!
Simply out of curiosity, what do any of you see?
1 - Two bears
2 - Two human-like figures standing over a bowl
3 - Um... A butterfly?
Figure 1: A fish face,
Figure 2: Two humanoid figures awkwardly molding clay pots,
Figure 3: Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
A fish face? LOL
That isn't even on the list of what people see! :-) You're screwed! :D
I don't have any mental illnesses, I'm just a p r i c k.
I'm not gonna argue with that... ;)
How old are you, If I may ask?
How old do I seem? You probably think I'm around 16 right?
No, I don't know how old you are.... Maybe mid 20's? Tell me a rough area? :)
I'm 8(I'm completely serious).
Seriously, how old are you? And don't say 9.... XD
When is your year of birth?
Come on, you have to tell me...
I was born on the 24th April 1979, I am 31.
My birthday is January 20th, 2002.
Too embarrased by your age? LOL
You're obviously not 8. An 8 year old wouldn't be able to use a computer let alone hold the ideas that you do.
(sigh)I don't have to prove anything to you, the only thing that should matter is that I can use this computer and I'm using to talk to you.
So when I asked you for your age and told you that you didn't have to tell me, you decided to say you were 8? Intelligence to the max! :)
I was just curious, forgive me for being human.
I can't help but wonder where this is going...
What are you saying 'what' @?
You're not really making sense.
What did you not understand about what I was saying?
You did say you were 8, right?
The intelligence to the max part was sarcasm.
Yeah I did and am, but I'm not very good with identifying sarcasm.
I will make a note to put sarcasms in brackets. ;)
Can you reccomend him any books? Lol
It's not that I do not understand sarcasm, I just have a hard time identifying it.
In preparation for it, Yeah!... :)
I can't belive you got that! ;)
Well, you got me ... I had to google docking. You learn something every day.
I see two erect men attempting to put something into or remove something from a prone woman. Looks rather like a very uncomfortable birthing to me.
You had to google it - Did you get the answer?
I usually use UrbanDictionary when I'm stumped. :)