1. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of psychoanalytic theory? How would Freudians view the nature of personality?
2. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of trait theory? Why?
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As you summarize some of the strengths and weaknesses of psychoanalytic theory, I deem it as positive since it addresses how our early life experiences and patterns impact personality development. It is also positive since it allows us to better understand how unconscious urges and forces influence personality development. I see it as a positive approach to better understand abnormal personality as well as the critical role of defense mechanisms. Due to the emphasis on family ...
Psychoanalytic and Trait Theory are briefly discussed in terms of merits and downfalls.