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Shopping Personality Breakdown

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LEVEL OF PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

INTERPERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

INTERNAL OBJECT RELATIONS

INTRAPSYCHIC STRUCTURAL FORMATION

PREDOMINANT DEFENSES

INTIMACY

PREFERRED PATTERNING OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

HUMAN CAPACITY

GENERAL PATTERN OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR

PATTERN OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

PATTERN OF CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOR

PATTERN OF SHOPPING BEHAVIOR

  

NORMAL

Sexual intercourse culminating in orgasm and the subjective experience of transcendence in an intimate interpersonal relationship form a new common social boundary around the couple, connecting past, present, and future

Full integration of satisfying genital sexual activity into an interpersonal relationship by successfully resolving the oedipal situation

Internalization of a value system shared with another person

Depersonification, individuation, reshaping to resemble real person

Protective superego

Continuous internalization of more realistic interpersonal relationships through selective, partial, sublimatory identifications, including a complementary sexual identification in harmony with individual identity formation

A range of mature defenses, humor, sublimation, altruism, anticipation, and suppression

Second precondition for intimacy

Passion in an intimate interpersonal relationship, intimacy makes sexual relations satisfying

Capacity for commitment and a future orientation

Self reliance, the capacity for foresight and to plan realistically for the future, trustworthy, the capacity for genuine insight and the urge to change in meaningful ways, the capacity to remain in love and form intimate interpersonal relationships

Stable and consistent

 

 

 

Rational consumer with a transitive preference ordering and making consistent choices

Dynamic pattern  of consumption behavior that can be modeled over time

Self control, delay of gratification, everything in moderation, prudent planning of consumption activities

Normal Consumers spend less than they earn, save for future purchases they cannot afford in the present, and prudently plan consumption activities

NEUROTIC

Accept another person, and oneself, as both good and bad, and therefore, a whole and more realistic person

Integration of whole object relations

Ego identity and Prohibitive superego

Repression, intellectualization (isolation, obsessive behavior, undoing, rationalization), reaction formation, displacement (conversion, phobias, wit), dissociation (neurotic denial)

First precondition for intimacy

Failure to achieve preferred pattern of genital sexual activity is an all-absorbing and all-frustrating preoccupation

The capacity for concern for another person and oneself, the capacity to experience guilt for violating the more realistic parental prohibitions and demands internalized in the prohibitive superego, and the capacity to fall in love

Consistent under ordinary functioning, but lacking stability under extraordinary functioning

Neurotic consumer is indecisive, ambivalent , inhibited by feelings of guilt, and racked by cognitive dissonance

Continuous striving for consistent self control, backsliding, use of precommitment devices to control behavior

Neurotic Shoppers spend an excessive amount of time shopping, exhausting anyone who shops with them, often not buying anything, and when a purchase is made, it is sometimes returned. They spend money they have and do not impair family and social relationships

PRIMITIVE

Recognize oneself as separate from other

Self differentiated from object, modified and more diversified affect, internalization of the role aspects of interpersonal relationships

Multiple good and bad selves and objects, part-object relations internalized through identification

Punitive superego

Splitting, denial, projection (projective identification), fantasy (schizoid withdrawal, denial through fantasy) hypochondriasis, passive-aggressive behavior, acting out

Polymorphous perverse sexual behavior, predatory sexual behavior, intense infatuations mainly with body parts and not the whole person

The capacity for rage, jealousy and possessiveness, envy and materialism, shame and remorse, mistrustful, the ruthless exploitation of others, varying degrees of immature dependence, and the incapacity to depend on another person

Chaotic pattern of alternating and contradictory behavior

Compulsive and more extreme addictive consumer behavior, the dark side of consumer behavior

Constant struggle with self control, selective lack of impulse control, crude gratification of impulses, binging, greed, myopic consumption behavior, present orientation, hyperbolic discounting, ultimately self destructive

Compulsive Buyers are driven to spend money they do not have on things they do not need, and then hide their purchases away in the original packaging often with the price tags left on.  The shopping behavior impairs family, social and professional relationships, and results in financial problems

PSYCHOTIC

Oneself same as other

Self undifferentiated from object, intense and overwhelming positive or negative affect

Separate all-good and all-bad objects internalized through introjection

Denial of external reality, distortion, delusional projection

Sexual behavior unusual for the person

Absence of capacity for reality testing

Changing and capricious

Irrational consumer

Spectacular spending  sprees in manic episode of bipolar disorder

Psychotic Spenders engage in spending behavior that often results in serious financial and legal problems

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