mixed feelings or emotions; uncertainty or vacillation in making a choice.
the simultaneous existence within a person of both positive and negative feelings toward another person or action, or toward an object (as of attraction and revulsion), resulting in internal conflict.
The simultaneous holding of strong positive and negative emotional attitudes toward the same situation or person.
contradictory feelings about an object, person or action, emotion, idea, situation, etc. .
this term has two uses: In psychodynamic use it means conflicting emotions or attitudes towards an object, person or idea. In schizophrenia and some organic disorders it refers to an abnormal psychomotor state in which the patient physically vacillates between two opposing courses of action (c.f. catatonia)
The coexistence of opposing or incompatible attitudes, needs, or interests in the same individuals, resulting in uncertainty about alternative courses of action.
the experience of opposite feelings, like love and hate, at the same time; not being committed to a point of view
The coexistence of contradictory emotions, attitudes, ideas, or desires with respect to a particular person, object, or situation. Ordinarily, the ambivalence is not fully conscious and suggests psychopathology only when present in an extreme form.
Ambivalence is a state of having emotions in contradiction, when those emotions are related to the same object, idea or person (for example, feeling both love and hatred for someone or something). The term is also commonly used to refer to situations where 'mixed feelings' of a more general sort are experienced or where a person feels uncertainty or indecisiveness concerning something.