ACTUAL SELF

in numerous psychodynamic documents, the actual ego or authentic self as it is at a particular point in time, as compared to an idealized, special, or alternatively altered self.

ACTUAL SELF: "Narcissists often have difficulty coming to terms with their actual self."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACTUAL SELF," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/actual-self/ (accessed October 20, 2020).
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