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.
(psychoanal) an internal ideal of personal perfection that represents what one wants to be rather than what one ought to be and is derived from one’s early relationship with one’s parents See also superego
ego ideal n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the part of one’s ego that contains an idealized self based on those people, especially parents and peers, one admires and wishes to emulate.
- 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 ).
/ɛˈɡəʊlɪ/ noun 1. a local name for Johannesburg
[ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə, ˌɛg oʊ-/ noun 1. psychologically abnormal . /ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə; ˌɛɡ-/ noun (psychiatry) 1. obsessive love for oneself and regard for one’s own needs 2. any action dictated by this point of view n. 1890, from egomania. Related: Egomaniacal. n. 1825, from ego + mania. egomania e·go·ma·ni·a (ē’gō-mā’nē-ə, […]