The dynamically endowed, enduring internal representation of an object.

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in·tro·ject .in-trə-'jekt vt
1) to incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously
2) to turn toward oneself (the love felt for another) or against oneself (the hostility felt toward another)
in·tro·jec·tion -'jek-shən n
in·tro·jec·tive -'jek-tiv adj

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  • introject — 1925, probably a back formation from INTROJECTION (Cf. introjection). Related: Introjected; introjecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • introject — [in΄trə jekt′] vt. [ INTRO + (PRO)JECT(ION)] Psychoanalysis to incorporate unconsciously into the psyche (a mental image of an object, person, etc.) and focus aggressive energy upon this image rather than the object itself introjection n …   English World dictionary

  • introject — transitive verb Etymology: back formation from introjection, from International Scientific Vocabulary intro + projection Date: 1924 to incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one s personality unconsciously • introjection noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • introject — /in treuh jekt /, v.t., v.i. Psychoanal. to incorporate by introjection. [1925; back formation from INTROJECTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • introject — verb /ɪntɹə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛkt/ To unconsciously incorporate into ones psyche …   Wiktionary

  • introject — v. unconsciously incorporate attitudes or ideas into one s personality (Psychoanalysis) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • introject — in·tro·ject …   English syllables

  • introject — /ɪntroʊˈdʒɛkt/ (say introh jekt) verb (t) Psychoanalysis to incorporate by introjection …   Australian English dictionary

  • introject — I noun (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent s voice internalized (Freq. 5) • Topics: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis, ↑depth psychology • H …   Useful english dictionary

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