father fixation

father fixation

an arrest in psychosexual development characterized by an abnormally persistent, close, and often paralyzing emotional attachment to one's father. Compare mother fixation. See also freudian fixation.

father fixation

An excessive attachment to one’s father.
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Anyone who's been through such trauma won't be nearly as surprised by this as Szumowska appears to be, though she throws in an overt father fixation to deepen the characterization.
Dodgy taste in blokes and a bit of a father fixation maybe, but then it wouldn't do if we were all the same.
Perhaps Gordon resolved her father fixation when she nailed her father as an anti-Semite and a bad writer in her last book, the memoir The Shadow Man.
The sections on Elektra and Chrysothemis are subdivided to highlight significant psychological traits such as Elektra's father fixation and her relationship to her mother and sister, or Chrysothemis' maternal cravings.
Likewise Darwin, perhaps not so much as Porter suggests, had a father fixation, as, of course, did Freud himself.