Personality Analysis of Walt Disney Analytical Essay by Write Fine

Personality Analysis of Walt Disney
A analysis of Walt Disney and his personality.
# 112471 | 4,055 words | 12 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2009 in Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (Case Studies)

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This paper consists of several literature reviews concerning Walt Disney's early life and his important influences. Using behavioral and cognitive theories of personality, the author analyzes Disney's personality and concludes that the primary influences on Disney's personality development were his early childhood experiences in Marceline, Missouri and his close relationship with his mother and brother. The paper reasons that although cognitive theories of personality development indicate that Disney's behavior can be attributed to a keen and savvy understanding of what people wanted and how he could go about providing it while achieving his own personal goals, it was his early childhood experiences on the farm and repeated financial setbacks that contributed to his company's ruthless approach to doing business. This paper includes pictures.

Review and Discussion
Brief Biography and Overview of Walt Disney
Cognitive Theory of Personality and Walt Disney
Behavioral Theories of Personality and Walt Disney

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baker, W. F. & Dessart, G. (1998). Down the tube: An inside account of the failure of American television. New York: Basic Books.
  • Bryman, A. (1995). Disney and his worlds. New York: Routledge.
  • Burk, K. (2008). Walt's boyhood home: Marceline, Missouri. [Online]. Available: http://www.
  • Deegan, M. J. (1998). The American ritual tapestry: Social rules and cultural meanings. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Fjellman, S. M. (1992). Vinyl leaves: Walt Disney World and America. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

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