TheGoal of Psychology
TheGoal of Psychology
The character is moody. They exhibit a scenario where defined by achange of mood. The change is abrupt and disruptive. The characteracts as if they are going through a difficult moment in their life.The character who is of the age of twenty-one seems not to be in abetter position to manage their emotions. She has a problem when itcomes to getting sleep. Further, she admits to having been insecureand unsure of herself. She has had outbursts especially if sheencounters a challenge in whatever she does. The inability to manageher moods has made it impossible to hang around with. The charactercan sometimes be manipulative. If she does not get away with herdemands, it becomes unbearable to hang around her.
The occurrence of the behavior can be described through the use ofthree personality theories. Sheldon’s physiognomy theory canexplain the character’s behavior. Under the theory, individuals canbe categorized as being endomorphs, mesomorphs, and ectomorphs. Thecharacter can be described as being an endomorph (Zebrowitz,Montepare, & Strom, 2013). The rationale emanates from the factthat she loves the comfort and the attention from other people. Itexplains the reason why she has outbursts if no one gives herattention. Erikson’s personality theory can equally be used toexplain the character’s behavior. Erikson highlights the stages ofdevelopment from infancy to adulthood (Marcia, & Josselson,2013). The character had a challenging life at the adolescent stage.According to Erikson, the inability to successfully go through one ofthe stages can affect one’s healthy lifestyle. It could explain thereason why the character is behaving the way she does. SigmundFreud’s psychoanalytic theory cam also be used to explain thecharacter’s behavior. Freud describes the aspects of Id, Ego, andSuperego. The “id” attribute significantly defines the character(Yovell, 2016). According to Freud, the “id” attribute definesthe impulsive character of an individual. Indeed, the characterdepicts such signs especially if she does not get what she desires.
The behavior is likely to occur every moment that the character failsto get what she wants. The failure to get what she wants at any timeis likely to trigger a change in mood in character. Mainly, thecharacter is likely to have an outburst. For example, having beenheartbroken recently, the character has turned out to be heartbroken.In any case that she fails to get away with whatever she desires,there is a high likelihood of her encountering a change in mood.
The environment that the character lives in is highly likely toaffect her behavior. Some of the conditions affecting her behaviorare a lack of support, and emotional attachment can affect herbehavior. Further, if the character fails to get approval from thosearound her, there is a high chance of the condition coming up.
The character can be helped to overcome the conditions that affecther behavior. For example, she can be reminded of her ability toovercome all that she is facing without fail. The continued supportand a constant reminder of her capabilities. Of significance is theneed to have her understand how much she is capable of. Further, itis vital to ensure that she is given guidance. Much as she needs theassurance of her capabilities, it is essential to guide her intodoing the right thing at any given moment.
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