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genital personality

in classical psychoanalytic theory, the sexually mature, adult personality that ideally develops during the genital stage of psychosexual development. Individuals who have reached this stage of development are posited to have fully resolved their Oedipus complex and to exhibit a mature sexuality that involves true intimacy and expresses equal concern for their own and their partner’s satisfaction. Also called genital character. See also genital love.

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