Psychoanalysis of Bill Gates
Gates is ambivalent about his celebrity. Although he believes that fame tends to be "very corrupting," he is comfortable as a public figure and as the personification of the company he built. He remains unaffected and grounded, wandering Manhattan and Seattle without an entourage or driver. Gates pulls inward, used to people who want his autograph or to share some notion about computers. He seems pleased to be regarded as a boyish cutup rather than a celebrity.
Success can be coincidental, but psychology helps us see that often it is more than luck that creates a business giant. Freudian Theory explains to us that Bill Gates' childhood experiences were instrumental in the development of his ego, superego, and compulsive, passionate, and goal oriented tendencies when it comes to his work. Humanistic theory shows us the instrumental nature of self-gratification. Bill Gates was vehement about pursuing his dreams and his parents encouraged his intellectual growth. His parents also worked hard to nurture his gifts in spite of his seeming eccentrism. …
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