ego-ideal

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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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Jim has the illusions, the ego-ideals, Marlow believes he once possessed but no longer possesses.
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).
Finally, Rupprecht's chapter on the German Surrealist writer Unica Zum discusses how Zurn's quasi-autobiographical works of imaginative fiction erect and dismantle numerous ego-ideals and authorial superegos, which correspond to analogous elements in Freud's notion of secondary narcissism.
Yet even while there is some basis for his depiction of Jewish academics as a community united by a common sense of alienated Jewish identity, he perhaps overattributes to Jewish scholars generally his own "attempt to conjoin the conflicting ego-ideals of the professor and the rabbi" (p.
Yet in later years, after Krupnick met him in person, Hartman became, as Shechner observes, "one of his ego-ideals, an embodiment of what he hoped he might be." While Krupnick was not especially drawn to Hartman's writings on French theory, he was moved by the way that the older man, who left Germany for England as part of a Kindertransport, found solace in the English countryside and the poetry of Wordsworth.
Elin Diamond argues, "Entering the network of Clara's identifications brings us into disturbing proximity with her white fathers, her ego-ideals of the canon who are also, to a great extent, our own.
She is tom between two ego-ideals: God and Abelard.
The subjectivity of the constructing ego destabilizes as it becomes aware of its own metaphors and metonymies and recognizes the constructedness of its ego-ideal.(22) This destabilization of subjectivity in epideictic rhetoric is at the heart of the conflict between Petrarchan idealism and Shakespearean realism; it opposes unfulfilled Petrarchan desire with unfulfillable Shakespearean desire; and this conflict motivates the poetics of Eloisa to Abelard.
The typical extra-curricular activities on the usual high school campus serve as means for developing acceptable ego-ideals. Typically, three kinds of problems are present in faulty ego-status workings: (1) team membership, (2) leadership qualities, and (3) emotional problems.
Portfolio Imperative # IX - Developing the Student Ego-Ideal
She is torn between two ego-ideals: God and Abelard.
This is followed by just as careful an analysis of the full range of alternatives in relation to same problem of where they would like to be or go-their "ego-ideal." It involves a continuous process of personal decision making, and where there is a testing of one alternative after another to formulate an acceptable and functional ego-ideal.