Freud's Theory Of Personality Development

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Freud proposed that there are five psychosexual stages in our childhood, which develop our adult personalities. Becoming fixated at a stage can affect a child's adult personality. 

During the oral stage, if you are weaned off breast feeding too early, you can develop an orally aggressive personality. This will result in being dominant, aggressive and you may smoke or over eat. If you remain on the breast too long then you risk being left with an orally receptive character. You could be gullible, optimistic, over dependent and you may nail bite. However if you reach a healthy resolution you will be able to form relationships and be able to balance the enjoyment of food.

In the anal stage, if harsh and strict potty training is used you risk being left…

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