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idealization/ide·al·iza·tion/ (i-de″il-ĭ-za´shun) a conscious or unconscious mental mechanism in which the individual overestimates an admired aspect or attribute of another person.
Patient discussion about idealization
Q. When should I stop? As part of my efforts to lose weight, I worked a lot about accepting myself – that less-than-perfect body is also an acceptable option. And now, after losing weight but not reaching my ideal weight, I have these doubts- Should I continue my efforts to lose weight, although I feel good about my self? What do you think?