Search for Glory: self-realization of the idealized, rather than the real, self. The search for glory is a drive that self-idealization eventually grows into when neurotic conflicts go unaddressed. This compulsive, indiscriminate, insatiable and imaginative urge to express the idealized self is also accompanied by the need for perfection, neurotic ambition, and the need for vindictive triumph. Like any neurotic drive, it causes intense anxiety when frustrated. One of its outcomes is neurotic pride, the mood felt when one lives up to the "shoulds" of the idealized self; it should be looked for in any position tenaciously clung to (see pride system).