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Antilibidinal ego

Mentioned in Fairbairn's endopsychic structural theory

Counterpart to rejecting object. Attacks the libidinal ego and its exciting object counterpart.

This was originally described as internal saboteur in Fairbairn's 1944 paper, Endopsychic structure considered in terms of object-relationships. In 1954's Observations on the nature of hysterical states it was renamed antilibidinal ego.

Roughly overlaps with aspects of Freud's superego.

Fairbairn views superego (and its guilt) as a higher level overlay on top of the antilibidinal structure.