The Omnipotent Sex-God in the Inner Realm
Sigmund Freud has special merits to psychology. He is to be thanked for stressing the importance of the unconscious, sexual drive and sexual frustration. He invented psychological repression[i] that became central to his psychoanalysis and introduced psychological defence mechanisms.[ii]
Freudian psychology is based on a grand simplification. Freud ignored the incomprehensible to him but still concrete datum for the inborn psychological traits of individuals including their sexual inclinations. Instead of trying to investigate the congenital characteristics he attributed them entirely to experience, inheritable group dispositions and fears. In this way he oversimplified the psychological patterns participating in the formation of personality. Freudian psychology replaced individual psychological traits with a universal sex-drive that merely individual experience and collective practice modified. In effect, by ascribing personal qualities to an essential biological drive it depersonalized personality.