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ego boundary

1. the concept that individuals are able to distinguish between self and not-self. Someone who is said to lack clear ego boundaries blurs the distinction between himself or herself and others by identifying with them too easily and too much.

2. in psychoanalysis, the boundary between the ego and the id (the internal boundary) or between the ego and external reality (the external boundary).

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