Copacetic Choleric Cathexis

In psychodynamics, cathexis is defined as the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea. This concept was developed by Sigmund Freud in 1922. In psychoanalysis, cathexis is the libido‘s charge of energy. Freud often described the functioning of psychosexual energies in mechanical terms, influenced perhaps by the dominance of the steam engine at the end of the 19th century. In this manner, he also tended to think of the libido as a producer of energies.If an individual is frustrated in his libidinal desires, Freud often represented this frustration as a blockage of energies that would then build up and require release in other ways. This release could occur, for example, by way of regression and the “re-cathecting” of former positions (i.e. fixation at the oral phase or anal phase and the enjoyment of former sexual objects [“object-cathexes”], including autoeroticism).

When the ego blocks such efforts to discharge one’s cathexis by way of regression, i.e. when the ego wishes to repress such desires, Freud uses the term “anti-cathexis” or counter-charge. Like a steam engine, the libido’s cathexis then builds up until it finds alternative outlets, which can lead to sublimation or to the formation of sometimes disabling symptoms.

Freudian psychosexual stages

[Source: Wikipedia – Cathexis]


Don’t be so “anal-retentive”. “Loosen up” a little instead of “holding on to it”.

To the uninitiated that’s totally WRONG. It’s erroneous in context yet sensible in perception.

Perhaps it’s all right to be in copacetic yet choleric cathexis, healthy yet lividly in fixation with “her”—taken in moderation of course. My schadenfreude tendency pertain to [him] shouldn’t be taken as gestalt manifestation.

I’m “loosening up”.

It’s a pipeline dream no more.


Why does this entry sound overtly homoerotic?




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