This was the psychoanalysis I submitted in one of my major subjects last semester. Alibugha (Prodigal) was a stage play performed by the Dramatic Guild of our university, along with other organizations in the same field.

Ma. Hyacinth C. Estidola            December 16, 2014
BS PSY 3B          Expe Psy

Psychoanalysis of Behavior

Generally, personality refers to the pattern of relatively permanent traits and unique characteristics that give both consistency and individuality to a person’s behavior (Roberts & Mroczek, 2008). Culture, on the other hand, pertains to the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next (Myers, 2013).

An individual’s personality can be affected by his cultural experiences, and it was manifested in the protagonist’s role. Eddie’s independent self was immediately shown when he asked for his inheritance from his father. He had his own goals and dreams, those that are different from the townspeople. He felt uncomfortable appearing exactly like everyone else, to be a farmer specifically. He asserted his uniqueness by not conforming to their simple lives. He had imagined his possible selves, dreamt of being a successful man in the urban areas and coming home to hear his father and brother thanking him for the prosperity they have. And so he left his father’s farm to seek his fortune in the city.

All the behaviors Eddie presented were results of internal locus of control and of teleology. He believed he can and will be able to control his own destiny. He did what he thought was right for him even when everybody told him he would be wrong. He was young, alike a morning sun. All he wanted was to leave and reach for his dreams, oblivious to the asperity of the life he sought for.

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