Psychobiography Elvis Presley

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Psychobiography on Elvis Presley Abstract

Elvis Presley is well known for his singing career. He was very successful and starred in many films and even made history with all his appearances on television. He sold over billions of records and won many Grammys and was known as the king of rock. Elvis Presley was a very generous and kind hearted man and had no problem sharing his wealth with all. However, Elvis was a different person on the inside then what he showed, his personality best reflects the theories of Carl Jung and Otto Kernberg.
Psychobiography on Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a musician, singer and actor, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on 8th January 1935. Despite the fact that he came from humble beginnings, he matured to become one of the greatest individuals in rock and roll. His presence on television, radio and screen began to be felt in mid-1950s (Guralnick, 2000). His early death in 1977 was as a result of heart failure due to drug addiction. However, even in his absence, Presley’s name is still popular and analysts believe that he is still a great music icon. As a result of the complex developmental history, comprehensive psychobiography of Elvis is a challenging task taking into consideration that there is a shortage of reliable information. However, experts such as Peter Whitmer, who is a clinical psychologist, have analyzed and composed a book-length psychological biography of Presley. Several aspects of psychobiography on Elvis have also been analyzed. Since Elvis became a famous personality, his name has been subjected to psychological speculation by several scholars. Psychiatrists and psychologists have been asked by journalists to diagnose Presley together with his fans. The questions became more insistent after the death of Presley (Rosenberg, 2011). However, theories we have learned in class can be used to…...

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