with regard to psychoanalytic theory, an ambition whose objective is the lessening of psychical stress to the smallest potential degree, which is, death. It is initially directed inward as a self-destructive propensity and it then directed outward in the shape of aggressive intuitions.

DEATH INSTINCT: “The idea of death instinct was initially proposed by Sigmund Freud in his own penned book titled Beyond the Pleasure Principle.”
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