ego libido

ego libido

(in psychoanalysis) concentration of the libido on the self; self-love, narcissism.
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Freud's introduction to "Psychoanalysis and the War Neuroses" made possible the consolidation of the preliminary findings on narcissism or ego libido.
Freud came across the entire narcissistic portfolio of our libidinal investments, a kind of war economy of what he now called ego libido (libido with no outside place to go).