ego-ideal

e·go-i·deal

(ē'gō-ī-dēl'),
In psychoanalysis, the coalescence in the superego of internal representations of what one ought to be, arising from aspects of an admired parent and/or hero figure, a concept of self that would gain maximal approval from valued authority figures, and a concept of those actions that are necessary to attain valued relationships with significant others. See: ego, persona. Compare: shadow (2).
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Imaginary register is a narcissistic or kaleidoscopic structure (Lacan, Ecrits 99) and the ideal ego which constitutes itself in the this register is a projected image with which the subject identifies itself and is an ideal of narcissistic omnipotence constructed on the model of narcissism (therefore it is also possible to call it as the specular ego): "Love is a phenomenon which takes place on the imaginary level, and which provokes a veritable subduction of the symbolic, a sort of annihilation, of perturbation of the function of the ego-ideal. Love reopens the door.
We propose a new sociological grounding of psychoanalytic thought, namely using Erving Goffman's dramaturgical model and the concept of the Interaction Order as ways of illuminating the Freudian notions of the superego, the ego-ideal, the introjection of the Father, and the pathways to disorder (which Freud termed "neurosis" in the terminology of his day).
And Rachel said, "with mighty wrestling I have wrestled with my sister and have prevailed." This need for maternity, for reaching one's ego-ideal and narcissistic gratification, in that society where producing progeny was a primary raison d'etre for a woman's status, seems to be a justification for deceit and rationalization for promoting concubinage.
The superego also contains a cognitive representation of our potential; a phenomenon which Freud referred to as the ego-ideal. But Freud also believed that the superego functions as a sense of conscience.
His reconstruction shows that Roheim's account of children's psychosexual development provides a contrast between the internalised superego and ego-ideal of desert people and of European and European-influenced people which represents a perspective on psycho-social differences almost impossible to represent discursively in today's intellectual and moral environment.
But as a patriarch, Gabriel's ideal-ego is confronted with Gretta as an ego-ideal. In Chiesa's words: "if the ideal ego is the projection of the ego's ideal image onto the external world ..., the ego-ideal is the subject's introjection of another external image that has a new (de)formative effect on his psyche" (2007: 22; emphasis in the original).
The "element" does not seem to be real, but rather a dream, or what has been referred to as the "ego-ideal" (Lord 214; Guerard 140).
Abraham and Torok's psychic crypt is a metaphor for the subject's ego, the holding pin for the "ego-ideal" or loss-of-self that is disavowed.
Offering consistent reminders of the South as a colonial dependent with a feudal inheritance, Yoknapatawpha invokes historical discrepancies between South and North to sever the ties binding reality with desire in the narratives that sustain the nation's ego-ideal. The relative stasis of material conditions in the South belied the progressivist ideology that more clearly fit the modernization and industrialization of the economy in the North.
the tension between the ego-ideal and the self-image--the more