[ee-goh-dis-ton-ik, eg-oh-] /ˈi goʊ dɪsˈtɒn ɪk, ˈɛg oʊ-/
of or relating to aspects of one’s behavior or attitudes viewed as inconsistent with one’s fundamental beliefs and personality (contrasted with ).
Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego.
- Ego-dystonic homosexuality
ego-dystonic homosexuality n. A psychosexual disorder in which an individual has persistent distress associated with same-sex preference and is unable to initiate or maintain heterosexual relationships, usually experiencing a strong need to change the behavior or, at least, to alleviate the distress associated with the homosexual preference.
noun, Psychoanalysis. 1. a more or less conscious ideal of personal excellence derived from a composite image of the characteristics of persons, initially those of the parents, with whom the individual identifies. noun 1. (psychoanal) an internal ideal of personal perfection that represents what one wants to be rather than what one ought to be […]
- Ego identity
ego identity n. The sense of oneself as a distinct continuous entity.
[ee-goh-is-tik, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊˈɪs tɪk, ˌɛg oʊ-/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of . 2. being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one’s own desires; self-centered (opposed to ).