from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To incorporate (characteristics of a person or object) into one's own psyche unconsciously.
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- v. To unconsciously incorporate into one's psyche.
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- n. (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized
- v. incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously
In this new novel, recently longlisted for the Booker, he creates aprotagonist so desperate to locate a sense of belonging and acceptance that he is driven to introject the history and culture of an entire people.
It is no business of courts to introject their own economic ideas and doctrines into the matter, and they have no right to take the power to make these choices away from the political branches.
I believe psychology tells us the offspring inherits or is imprinted with this “introject” or flawed perspectives on the world, with less than adequate love and caring and the offspring carries that eternal need within it.
Because excessive frustration generates intense anxiety, the infant tries to expel or project rather than take in or introject the resultant “bad” selfobject images.
He would no longer introject his ego into these passing mental states and identify with them.
The literary text provides us with a fantasy which we introject, experiencing it as though it were our own, supplying our own associations to it.
Was it just another introject of the world’s tireless beauty, or a genuine insight about the human world’s healing?
Likewise, the infant may introject an image of the mother’s smiling face that is associated with soothing and warmth and that exerts a comforting influence.