What is another word for cathexis?

264 synonyms found


[ kaθˈɛksɪs], [ kaθˈɛksɪs], [ k_a_θ_ˈɛ_k_s_ɪ_s]

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How to use "Cathexis" in context?

When someone shows strong and sudden attraction to something, they may be said to have a cathexis to that thing. The term comes from the ancient Greek language, and typically refers to a strong, persistent focus on something apart from the normal activities of life. This can manifest itself in a number of ways, from a person becoming completely absorbed in a project or activity to completely obsessing over a particular thought or feeling. Cathexis is often seen as a sign of something being passionately desired, and can be a powerful tool for shaping individual thought and actions.

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