Egosyntonic and Egodystonic [Adj.]


Egodystonic

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

Egosyntonic

  • In harmony with or acceptable to the needs and goals of the ego (the self), or consistent with one’s ideal self-image. It is a psychological term referring to behaviours, values, feelings that are in harmony with or acceptable to the needs and goals of the ego, or consistent with one’s ideal self-image.