Electra complex

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Electra complex

[i′lek·trə ‚käm‚pleks]
(psychology)
The female analog of the Oedipus complex, that is, the attraction and attachment of a female child to the father.

Electra complex

see OEDIPUS COMPLEX.
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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the whole shebang is one big metaphor for her extant psychosis aggravated by a number of factors, such as a lifetime of daddy issues and surviving a brutal Viking raid that took away her lover.
Women with daddy issues usually aren't so much attracted to bad boys as to men they can't have.
Lauren has daddy issues, a derailed career as a doctor, a treacherous mother who had an affair with Lauren's psychotherapist, a brother who is a successful if not talented artist, and an ex-husband who she met when they were both medical volunteers in Chad.
Summary: The old cliche is that Americans trust the Democrats with the mommy issues, education, social welfare and the like, but they look to the GOP for the daddy issues, ie.
Likewise, the title of Barack Obama's autobiography Dreams From My Father testifies to the author's daddy issues. As part of her struggle with her Indonesian second husband for influence over little Barry, Obama's mother indoctrinated her son to follow in the footsteps of the father who had abandoned him and to become a great leader of the black race: "You must help in your people's struggle.
Perhaps because many cartoonists fall in love with their craft before they can even read, the comic book is among the most Freudian of art forms, filled with boys wrestling with daddy issues. Art Spiegelman's Maus, Daniel Clowes's David Boring, and Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan plumb fraught family history, especially the problem of overbearing or absent dads.
"She obviously has daddy issues; she's wearing a Slipknot shirt."
Ted allows himself to deal with his own daddy issues when a school friend turns out to be a leather master, Dr.
HELL hath no fury like wisecracking demonic spawn with surrogate daddy issues in this laboured reboot.
HELLBOY (15) HH HHH HELL hath no fury like wisecracking demonic spawn with surrogate daddy issues in this laboured reboot.
k nightm femal psy One female columnist - who doesn't have a psychotherapy degree - reckons it's down to daddy issues. Ulrika's parents split when she was eight and she lived with her father, who had a string of girlfriends.
But I have real daddy issues, and I used to hang out with my dad and his friends a lot.