ego dystonicadjective Referring to aspects of a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are unacceptable, repugnant or inconsistent with the total personality.
noun A tendency towards a particular behaviour (e.g., homosexuality) in a person negating that behaviour.
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ego dystonicPsychiatry adjective Referring to the aspects of a person's behavior, thoughts, and attitudes viewed as repugnant or inconsistent with the total personality. Cf Ego-syntonic nounA tendency towards a particular behavior–eg, homosexuality, in a person who seeks to negate that behavior.
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