reality principle

noun
re·​al·​i·​ty principle | \rē-ˈal-ət-ē- \

Medical Definition of reality principle 

: the tendency to defer immediate instinctual gratification so as to achieve longer-range goals or so as to meet external demands (as from the physical environment or from a group of psychologically significant individuals) — compare pleasure principle

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