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Experienced as consistent or harmonious with the total personality. The term was introduced by Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) in 1914 in an article ‘On Narcissism: An Introduction’ (Standard Edition, XIV, pp. 73–102, at p. 99), and discussed again in 1923 in an encyclopedia article (Standard Edition, XVIII, pp. 235–59, at p. 246). Compare ego-dystonic. ego syntony n. [From Latin ego I + Greek syn- together + tonos tone + -ikos of, relating to, or resembling]

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