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  • adj. In conflict, or dissonant, with the needs and goals of the ego, or, further, in conflict with a person’s ideal self-image.


ego +‎ dystonic (Wiktionary)


  • One thing that became clear on the show is that, while there are pedophiles for whom the desire to be with children sexually is egodystonic -- in other words, they don't like it, they want help with it, they consider this wrong in base -- he doesn't have any of that conflict.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2006


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