A New Rendition of the Freudian Personality Styles

Disclaimer: Sigmund Freud’s psychosexual theory of personality contains outmoded gender stereotypes as well as sexual and somatic elements that may not be appropriate for all audiences. If you are sensitive to these topics, consider skipping this article.

By Ryan Smith

It is well-known among psychologists that Sigmund Freud postulated a series of personality styles in his writings. However, as Freud never systematized these styles into a definite system (and as he furthermore kept revising his descriptions of the styles), there is considerable confusion as to how operationalize his personality styles. ...

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