It is then set up again inside the ego, by means of identification, and severely condemned by the ego ideal.
The whole situation can be completely summarised in a formula: The object has taken the place of the ego ideal.
The primal father is the group ideal, which governs the ego in the place of the ego ideal.
There is always a feeling of triumph when something in the ego coincides with the ego ideal.
ego ideal n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the part of one's ego that contains an idealized self based on those people, especially parents and peers, one admires and wishes to emulate.