The gradual disappearance of my “life-instinct,” which already began a few years ago, is now more marked, more precise.
life instinct n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the instinct of self-preservation and sexual procreation.
death instinct n.
A primitive impulse for destruction, decay, and death, manifested by a turning away from pleasure, postulated by Sigmund Freud as coexisting with and opposing the life instinct. Also called Thanatos.