Sunday, September 04, 2005

'Purified pleasure ego' is a concept in psychoanalysis. An ego functioning in that state would find any discomfort not related at all to its own actions but due to faults in others. In political and personal terms, one might think this is just 'expressing your feelings,' however behavior which might be seen as related to this is associated with a poor political outcome, cf. The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith. Nevertheless, in administration, it is desirable to find the solvable overlooked issues for people with this ego function or represented by them.

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