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CONFLICT. The opposition or difference between two judicial jurisdictions, when they both claim the right to decide a cause, or where they both declare their incompetency. The first is called a positive conflict, and the, latter a negative conflict.

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In many ways the myth represents the tension that Greek men felt in trying to resolve matrifocal and intrapsychic conflicts, chiefly the possibility of doing away with the characteristics they labeled as feminine chaos--passion, generativity, connection with others.
The level of good integration means an autonomous self which can contain intrapsychic conflicts. A moderate integration refers to a case where intrapsychic structures are less differentiated and the functionality is lower.
Next, I explained how intrapsychic conflicts originate, that anxiety is a symptom of unresolved psychological conflict, and how conflict and anxiety are mediated by a range of psychological defense mechanisms: Immature, maladaptive defense mechanisms attempt to deny and eliminate anxiety and conflict and often cause underachievement, self-destructive behavior, and psychological symptoms; mature, adaptive defense mechanisms, on the other hand, help conflicts become challenges that encourage the full use of gifted potential for consistent, creative, and positive accomplishments (Vaillant, 1971, 2000).
More specifically, the better the resolution of parent-child intrapsychic conflicts, the greater the degree of independence in the choice of an ideal mate.
There should be no oversimplification of the complexities, contradictions, and the kaleidoscopically variable intrapsychic conflicts that are involved in the relationship of talent and genius to mental illness.
Having received some training, they are presumably somewhat less disposed to act out their intrapsychic conflicts with the charge.
Blazina argues that harsh and restrictive socialization, which is a normative part of the disidentification process, leaves the masculine self-fragmented as a way of keeping intrapsychic conflicts about achieving masculine status apart.