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a. egosintónico-a, en armonía o correspondencia con el ego.
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Her self-starvation, as with all anorexics, was strongly ego-syntonic.
The experience of I in the proximate self is one of embeddedness, meaning whatever is considered I is mostly subject and not yet an object of awareness (consider the client who summarizes an ego-syntonic characteristic, stating, "That's just how I am").
I am not speaking of the ego-dystonic obsessionalism that one finds in obsessive-compulsive disorder, but the ego-syntonic obsessional traits of the bureaucrat.
Patients whose suicidal thoughts are ego-syntonic identify with the thoughts as representing themselves and take ownership of these thoughts.
In conducting therapy for eating disorders, he suggested application of alliance-building techniques that stress empathy, validation, and an appreciation of the ego-syntonic nature of thinness and self-control for the patient.