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Mortido is a term used in psychoanalysis. Originally introduced by Paul Federn (1870-1950), one of Sigmund Freud's pupils, it refers to an energy of withdrawal, disintegration, and resistance to life and growth. Eric Berne, who was a pupil of Federn's, was among those to research some form of this desire. "Mortido" also refers to the desire to destroy life, both in oneself and others. In this context many people confuse mortido with destrudo or the death instinct.

According to psychoanalytic theory, at the basis of human personality lie two fundamental drives: one creative (libido) and one destructive (mortido). Ego-libido is experienced as pleasantly familiar, while ego-mortido is experienced as pain and a fearful unknown.
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The terms mortido and destrudo, formed analogously to libido, refer to the energy of the death instinct. In the early 21st century, their use amongst Freudian psychoanalysists has been waning, but still designate destructive energy. The importance of integrating mortido into an individual's life, as opposed to splitting it off and disowning it, has been taken up by figures like Robert Bly in the men's movement.
Death drive - Wikipedia

The energy of the death instinct.
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