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noun. 1. with regard to psychology, the conflict of differing or contrastive feeling-based or inspirational drives in the same person. 2. with regard to psychoanalysis, the battle between unaware and aware drives, particularly between the superego, ego, and the id, which is thought to be a huge reserve of neuroses. 2. with regard to interpersonal communications, the argument, conflict, and tension that arise whenever the behaviors or values of some people are not approvable to and rejected by other people.

CONFLICT: "No human being gets through life without periods of internal conflict."

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