For example if a person desires to eat they ought to have ego libido but if

For example if a person desires to eat they ought to

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individuals to survive, it is important to balance these two libidos. For example, if a person desires to eat, they ought to have ego-libido but if they seek the survival of the species, they need object-libido. Freud as cited by Cratsley (2016) mentions that an imbalance arises whenever an excessive amount of energy is directed inwards to the person. This comprises a person’s personality making them incapable of functioning properly. Homosexuality and women’s beauty are examples of the consequences of imbalances in object-libido and ego-libido . In explaining this discrepancy, Freud illustrates how mother-child relations as a child propels outward love to the mother. Homosexuals however fail in projecting their object-libido properly forcing them to selection different objects to cast their love. This, according to Freud, is the purest form of narcissism ( Freud, 2014). On the subject of beautiful women, Freud perceives them as narcissists fascinated with self-adoration. He argued they sought individuals capable of showing them admiration in the same neurotic manner they adored themselves. Consequently, men are attracted to these women based on their indifferences of what
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