"Sigmund Freud, Life Story"

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Sigmund Freud, Life Story

The confessions Freud made about his youth are like a derived product of his discovery. According to Freud, if you want to understand a person's personality, you must examine his or her early experiences, which could have long-lasting effects. Freud believed that to better understand his works, people would have to know about the occurrences in his life. Like any other, Freud encountered trials and tribulations throughout his life. Freud stated, "A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world"

Sigismund Schlomo Freud (later shortened to Sigmund Freud by himself) was born to Jacob and Amalia Freud, on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia, now in Czech Republic. Freud's father, Jacob, was a textile dealer. Sigmund Freud inherited from his father the sense of humor, the skepticism before life incertitude, the habit of exemplifying by a Jewish anecdote when he wanted to bring a moral feature, his liberalism and free thought.

Freud's mother, Amalia, was Jacob's second wife and 20 years younger than her husband. Freud enjoyed the unrestrained love for his mother...who called him 'my golden Sigi'. Both of his parents were Jewish. Freud had two half-brothers from his father's first marriage and

seven younger siblings. The half-brothers were much older than Freud. One of the older half-brothers had a son who was about Freud's age. Freud also had a nanny whom he thought of as a second mother. He had an unusual family situation, especially the complex relationships Freud had with his father and his nanny.

When he was about 4 years old his family moved to Vienna, which was far different from his birthplace Moravia. Freud felt attached to this place. He stated, "Under deep...