My thought about personality theories

I teach an Intro to Psych class and the following is what I posted in one of the discussion forums:

“there are many professionals who disregard Freud’s theories, but there are some aspects of it that make sense. As with any theory, we need to separate the “wheat’ from the “chaff”– keeping what is helpful and discarding the rest. Theories are helpful if they allow us to better understand ourselves and others– for the intention of building others up. We can understand where they are (and how they got there) and help them overcome whatever obstacle is hindering them from become all that God wants them to be. I firmly believe that our personality can change because nothing is impossible with God.”