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elec·tra com·plex

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  1. Electra complex(noun)

    a complex of females; sexual attraction to the father


  1. Electra complex(Noun)

    The theory that a female's psychological development involves a sexual attachment to the father and jealousy of the mother.

    Etymology: With reference to Electra of Greek mythology, who killed her mother.


  1. Electra complex

    In Neo-Freudian psychology, the Electra complex, as proposed by Carl Gustav Jung, is a child’s psychosexual competition with his/her mother for possession of his/her father. In the course of her psychosexual development, the complex is the girl's phallic stage; formation of a discrete sexual identity, a boy's analogous experience is the Oedipus complex. The Electra complex occurs in the third — phallic stage — of five psychosexual development stages: the Oral, the Anal, the Phallic, the Latent, and the Genital — in which the source libido pleasure is in a different erogenous zone of the infant’s body. In classical psychoanalytic theory, the child's identification with the same-sex parent is the successful resolution of the Electra complex and of the Oedipus complex; his and her key psychological experience to developing a mature sexual role and identity. Sigmund Freud instead proposed that girls and boys resolved their complexes differently — she via penis envy, he via castration anxiety; and that unsuccessful resolutions might lead to neurosis and homosexuality. Hence, women and men who are fixated in the Electra and Oedipal stages of their psychosexual development might be considered "father-fixated" and "mother-fixated" as revealed when the mate resembles the father or the mother.

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How to say electra complex in sign language?

  1. electracomplex


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electra complex in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electra complex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • حب دختر نسبت به پدر و بغPersian
  • इलेक्ट्रा कॉम्प्लेक्सHindi
  • elektrokomplexumHungarian
  • மின்சாரம் சிக்கலானதுTamil
  • ఎలెక్ట్రా కాంప్లెక్స్Telugu
  • الیکٹرا پیچیدہUrdu

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