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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Finally, it is challenging to elucidate the exact consequence of presenting prosocial and egosyntonic masculinity in movies.
This suggests that these movies are popular "guy movies" not because they display gratuitous and stereotypical masculinity but rather because of an egosyntonic identification.
Learning to closely observe their sensations and thoughts and to then redefine them as resulting not from egosyntonic, accurate danger signals, but from habit-formed patterns of cerebral firing, patients were able to resist the persistent compulsions of OCD and to repeatedly choose more functional responses so as to eventually extinguish the original obsessive impulses (3).
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.
None of the students considered this abnormal, probably due to the perception that it was egosyntonic.
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