In 1947, Melanie Klein defined projective identificatin inwhich the mechanism of splitting, denial, omnipotence and idealization are operative. Idealization is linked to splitting. The idealized breast helps provide protection from the persecuting breast. Idealization is the result of persecutory fears. Equally itis lined to the intensity of th instincts which seek unlimited gratification from the inexhaustible ideal breat.
*Ego Ideal* Chasseguet-Smrigel (p.179)