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One of your classmates remarks that “Mary is all id.” What does she likely mean?

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One of your classmates remarks that “Mary is all id.” What does she likely mean?

(A) Mary uses a lot of defense mechanisms.
(B) Mary is a highly ethical person.
(C) Mary is a perfectionist.
(D) Mary frequently pursues immediate gratification.
(E) Mary is in constant conflict over the proper course of action to take.

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(D) Mary frequently pursues immediate gratification.

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Because the id follows the pleasure principle, it pursues immediate gratification. If Mary were all id, she would be unlikely to need many defense mechanisms; she would just do what she wanted. Similarly, such a person would rarely be in conflict over what to do and would have little interest in the proper course of action to take. A highly ethical person would be guided by her superego. A perfectionist might also have a strong superego or, alternatively, might have an anal retentive personality.

 
Posted : 04/03/2024 3:19 pm
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