Complex (psychology)
A complex is a core pattern of emotions, memories, perceptions, and wishes in the personal unconscious organized around a common theme, such as power or status (Schultz, D. & Schultz, S., 2009). P...
One Behavior Is The 'Kiss Of Death' For A Relationship
Powerful, damaging, and easily avoidable.
One Behavior Is The 'Kiss Of Death' For A Relationship
Powerful, damaging, and easily avoidable.
Martyr complex
In psychology a person who has a martyr complex, sometimes associated with the term victim complex, desires the feeling of being a martyr for his/her own sake, seeking out suffering or persecution bec...
Castration anxiety
Castration anxiety is the fear of emasculation in both the literal and metaphorical sense. Castration anxiety is an overwhelming fear of damage to, or loss of, the penis; one of Sigmund Freud's earlie...
Cinderella complex
The Cinderella complex was first described by Colette Dowling, who wrote a book on women's fear of independence – an unconscious desire to be taken care of by others. The complex is said to become mor...
Fourier complex
Fourier complex is an extreme form of egalitarianism in which the believer is prepared to accept, or actually wishes for, widespread poverty, possibly even starvation, as the consequence or means of m...
Madonna-whore complex
In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–whore complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. First identified by Sigmund Freud, under the rubric of psychi...
Inferiority complex
An inferiority complex is a lack of self-worth, a doubt and uncertainty, and feelings of not measuring up to standards. It is often subconscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to over...
Electra complex
In Neo-Freudian psychology, the Electra complex, as proposed by Carl Gustav Jung, is a girl’s psychosexual competition with her mother for possession of her father. In the course of her psychosexual d...
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Polycrates complex
In psychology, a Polycrates complex is a desire to be punished.
This complex was named after the tyrant Polycrates who, instead of heeding his daughter's prophecy of his impending death, went to v...
Phaedra complex
The Phaedra complex is primarily the sexual desire of a stepmother for her stepson, though the term has been extended to cover difficult relationships between step-parents and step-children in general...
Jocasta complex
In psychoanalytic analysis, the Jocasta complex is the incestuous sexual desire of a mother towards her son.Raymond de Saussure introduced the term in 1920 by way of analogy to its logical converse in...
Icarus complex
The Icarus complex is a term in psychoanalysis and personality theory first used by Henry A. Murray to describe a particular type of over-ambitious character.Psychosynthesis has applied it to those in...
Jehovah complex
Jehovah complex is a term used in Jungian analysis to describe a neurosis of egotistical self-inflation.The term derives from the Masoretic Old Testament wherein, by certain literalist interpretations...
Cassandra (metaphor)
The Cassandra metaphor (variously labelled the Cassandra 'syndrome', 'complex', 'phenomenon', 'predicament', 'dilemma', or 'curse') occurs when valid warnings or concerns are dismissed or disbelieved....
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Father complex
Father complex in psychology is a complex — a group of unconscious associations, or a strong unconscious impulses — which specifically pertains to the image or archetype of the father. These impulses ...
Napoleon complex
Napoleon complex is a pejorative term describing a psychological condition which is said to exist in people, both men and women, of short stature.It is also known as 'Napoleonic Complex'. It is char...
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Superman complex
A Superman complex is an unhealthy sense of responsibility, or the belief that everyone else lacks the capacity to successfully perform one or more tasks. Such a person may feel a constant need to "s...
Madonna–whore complex
In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–whore complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. First identified by Sigmund Freud, under the rubric of psychi...
Jonah Complex
The Jonah complex is the fear of success which prevents self-actualization, or the realization of one's potential. It is the fear of one's own greatness, the evasion of one's destiny, or the avoidance...
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Oedipus complex
The term Oedipus complex (or, less commonly, Oedipal complex) denotes the emotions and ideas that the mind keeps in the unconscious, via dynamic repression, that concentrates upon a child's desire to ...
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Hero syndrome
The hero syndrome is a phenomenon affecting people who seek heroism or recognition, usually by creating a desperate situation which they can resolve. This can include unlawful acts, such as arson. The...