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infantile fixation


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Noun infantile fixation has 1 sense
  1. arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    --1 is a kind of abnormality, abnormalcy, abnormal condition

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Term: Infantile Fixation


Infantile fixation refers to a psychoanalytic concept developed by Sigmund Freud. It suggests that during childhood, individuals may become fixated at a particular stage of development, leading to certain personality characteristics or behaviors in adulthood.

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1. Psychoanalytical Sense

In the psychoanalytical sense, infantile fixation is a psychological condition where an individual's development is arrested at a certain stage of childhood.

Example Sentence: John's inability to trust others could be attributed to an infantile fixation caused by traumatic experiences early in his life.

2. Colloquial Sense

In a colloquial sense, infantile fixation can refer to an adult's enduring obsession or attachment to something associated with their childhood.

Example Sentence: Mary's collection of vintage Barbie dolls reveals her infantile fixation with her childhood memories.

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