...archetypes. Personality, in this view, includes many archetypes, such as the shadow (evil) and the anima and animus. The object-relations school emphasizes the importance of the first two years of life, rather than the Oedipal phase... Interpersonal Theory To Freud, the personality consists of the id (the source of libido or sexual energy and the aggressive instinct), the ego (the source of reason), and the superego (the source of conscience which guides us towards being more in line with the demands of society). Defense mechanisms protect the ego from unconscious anxiety. They include, among others, repression, projection, displacement (one form of which is sublimation), reaction formation, regression, ...