Ego-ideal meaning

In psychoanalysis, the part of one's ego that contains an idealized self based on those people, especially parents and peers, one admires and wishes to emulate.
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The ego's conception of a better or more successful future self, based on identification with parents or parental substitutes.
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In psychoanalytic theory, a part of the psyche that consists of an idealized self, the self one wants ideally to be.
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