Fixation refers, in human psychology, to the state in which an individual becomes obsessed with an attachment to another human, an animal, or an inanimate object.
It is a Freudian belief that a person could have:
Whether a particularly obsessive attachment is a fixation or a defensible expression of love is at times debatable. Fixation to intangibles (i.e., ideas, ideologies, etc.) can also occur. The obsessive factor is also found in symptoms pertaining to obsessive compulsive disorder.
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