Freud's theory consists of five stages including the oral stage, anal stage, phallic stage, latency stage, and genital stage.
During the oral stage from age of birth to two years, pleasure comes from the mouth such as in sucking, swallowing, and biting. An individual with an oral receptive personality are generally sensitive to rejection, needy, and passive. The individuals are often preoccupied with oral activities to reduce tension such as eating, drinking, biting nails, or smoking.
During the anal stage from age two to four years, pleasure comes from the anus such as defecating or retaining feces. An individual with an anal ...
This solution describe the stages of Freud's theory and explain characteristics of personality using these components.
It also describe uses of at least three Freudian defense mechanisms with real life examples. Reference included.