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exhibitionism

Psychiatry a compulsive desire to expose one's genital organs publicly

exhibitionism

[‚ek·sə′bish·ə‚niz·əm]
(psychology)
A sexual perversion in which pleasure is obtained by exposing the genitalia.
In psychoanalysis, gratification of early sexual impulses in young children by physical activity, such as dancing.
Any attracting of attention to oneself.
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Such capers result in an exhibitionistic display of impersonations for Roth's disobediently impulsive and conflicted protagonists who attempt to assert themselves over their unstable landscapes.
(1,6) There are also masochistic, sadistic, exhibitionistic or narcissistic reasons.
In the main, people who tend to be ego-close are more suggestible, more responsive to external stimuli, distractible, open, exhibitionistic, active socially, emotionally labile and impulsive, while people who tend to be ego-distant are more reflective, enjoy solitude, tend to be daydreamers, show initiative, are less open in their emotional responses, and may be withdrawn and shy (Voth & Mayman, 1963).
A mode of MOC flamboyance, dapper styling is a loud, even exhibitionistic statement of gender and sexuality that attracts attention while it deflects it and announces gender-queerness while it protects female skin from scrutiny.
Confirmation of my concern comes from a study reported by Damien Pearse in the Guardian which finds "a direct relationship between Facebook friends and the most 'toxic' elements of narcissistic personality disorder," including "self-absorption, vanity, superiority, and exhibitionistic tendencies."
It is a humorous dance, a travesty on all exhibitionistic urges for self-expression, but swift and intricate--and Miss Hepburn proves that she is more than equal to all its exigencies.
The "act" that is the insistent impersonation of a self, the theater upon which they have played out their most excessive and exhibitionistic fantasies, has fallen on hard times.
GE includes "self-absorption, vanity, superiority, and exhibitionistic tendencies" and people who score high on this aspect of narcissism need to be continuously at the centre of attention.
"It was a Pandora's Box of the psyche: a woman talking deeply about herself to a single audience who was concentrating on her intensely." Some of the models were emotional, some exhibitionistic. Leeds was demonised briefly by a group who saw his many undeniably erotic works as demeaning of women.
In these cases, the internet has offered a venue to publicly proclaim oneself as desiring and sexual, and the (often tenuous) anonymity presented online has encouraged exhibitionistic attempts to exploit the medium for one's own gratification.
(8.) My colleague Robert Gunn suggests that Mailer's prose flaunts a lack of monitoring, that in its "gleefully exhibitionistic (and highly erotic)" display demonstrates "not an absence of artistic control, but rather a deliberate choice to refuse propriety and proportionality."
It was the US cacophony of open, nearly exhibitionistic policy debates that puzzled Russians--and made both sides unable to predict the moves of the other one.