The ego ideal is the inner image of oneself as one wants to become. Alternatively, `The Freudian notion of a perfect or ideal self housed in the superego`, consisting of `the individual`s conscious and unconscious images of what he would like to be, patterned after certain people whom...he regards ...
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[n] - an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives
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noun (psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives
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the component of the superego containing the internalized image of what one desires to become, which the ego strives to attain. It is formed through conscious or unconscious identification with a person who plays a significant role or has a place of esteem in the life of the developing child, or thr...
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(from the article `superego`) ...by which the ego operates. The superego`s criticisms, prohibitions, and inhibitions form a person`s conscience, and its positive aspirations and ...
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In psychoanalysis, a more or less conscious ideal of personal excellence toward which an individual strives, and that is derived from a composite image of the personal characteristics of a parent, public figure, or one or more other individuals the person admires. ... The part of the personality tha...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ē′gō-ī-dēl′ Definitions: 1. In psychoanalysis, the coalescence in the superego of internal representations of what one ought to be, arising from aspects of an admired parent and/or hero figure, a concept of self that would gain maximal approv...
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1) Freudian concept 2) Paradigm of perfection 3) Personal standards one aspires to 4) The best you can be, freudian-style
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