ego-syntonic

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ego-syntonic

 [e″go-sin-ton´ik]
denoting aspects of a person's thoughts, impulses, attitudes, and behavior that are felt to be acceptable and consistent with the rest of the personality. See also ego-dystonic.

e·go-syn·ton·ic

(ē'gō-sin-ton'ik),
Acceptable to the aims of the ego and the related psychological needs of the person (for example, a delusion); the opposite of ego-dystonic.
[ego + G. syn, together, + tonos, tension]

ego-syntonic

/ego-syn·ton·ic/ (e´go-sin-ton´ik) denoting aspects of a person's thoughts, impulses, attitudes, and behavior that are felt to be acceptable and consistent with the self-conception.

ego-syntonic

[ē′gō sinton′ik]
describing those elements of a person's behavior, thoughts, impulses, drives, and attitudes that are acceptable to him or her and are consistent with the total personality. Compare ego-dystonic.

e·go-syn·ton·ic

(ē'gō-sin-ton'ik)
Acceptable to the aims of the ego and the related psychological needs of the individual (e.g., a delusion); the opposite of ego-dystonic.
[ego + G. syn, together, + tonos, tension]

Ego-syntonic

Consistent with one's sense of self, as opposed to ego-alien or dystonic (foreign to one's sense of self). Ego-syntonic traits typify patients with personality disorders.
Mentioned in: Personality Disorders
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In addition, the current study demonstrated that there is some overlap in the contents of sexual cognitions that are experienced as acceptable, pleasant and egosyntonic and those that are experienced as unacceptable, unpleasant, and ego-dystonic.
30) The compulsions associated with autism are not egosyntonic, that is, they do not seem to occur against the person's will, (8) while OCD is characterized by a compulsion-driven quality.
In contrast, other symptoms may be more egosyntonic and thus are less likely to be identified as impaired functioning by the patient.