BODY EGO

n. in psychoanalytic theory, refers to that part of a person's ego which forms from self-perception of the body. Basically, it becomes the core of one's ego around which ideas, desires, and fantasies would center. See personalization.

BODY EGO: "Basically, body ego tells you that you are your body, and how you take care of your body says everything about you."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BODY EGO," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/body-ego/ (accessed September 19, 2021).
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