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-'''''On Narcissism''''' was a [[1914]] book by [[Sigmund Freud]], widely considered an introduction to Freud's theories of [[narcissism]].+In [[psychoanalysis|Freudian psychology]], the '''ego ideal''' (or '''ideal ego''') is "an image of the perfect self towards which the [[ego]] should aspire.
-In this paper, Freud sums up his earlier discussions on the subject of narcissism and considers its place in sexual development. Furthermore he looks at the deeper problems of the relation between the ego and external objects, drawing a new distinction between the 'ego-libido' and 'object-libido'. Most importantly he introduces the idea of the '[[ego-ideal]]', and the self- observing agency related to it. Freud also looks briefly at his controversies with [[Jung]] and [[Adler]], indeed one of his motives for writing this was probably to show that the concept of narcissism offers an alternative to Jung's non-sexual 'libido' and Adler's 'masculine protest'.+
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-*[[Sigmund Freud]]+
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 +== See also ==
 +*[[Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel]], ''[[The Ego Ideal: A Psychoanalytic Essay on the Malady of the Ideal]]''
 +* [[Narcissism (psychology)]]
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In Freudian psychology, the ego ideal (or ideal ego) is "an image of the perfect self towards which the ego should aspire.

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