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Energy associated with the death or destructive instinct.
[coinage on the analogy of libido fr. L. destruo, to destroy]
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I think I'm quite a depressive sort of character so I need regular infusions of energy from other places to move myself away from my default mindset; I'm not a Freudian but the notion of a daily battle between Libido and Destrudo makes sense to me.
The Freudian concept of drives includes the sexual drive (Eros, or libido), the self-preservative drive, and the death drive (Thanatos, or mortido/ destrudo), coinciding with the Buddhist concept.