gradually spreading in his <affective self>


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Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover(page 70, Chapter Five) by DH Lawrence (planetebook,here):
(background: Connie felt Clifford was getting more and more painful in his soul.……)

But now, as the years went by, slowly, slowly, Connie felt the bruise of fear and horror coming up, and spreading in him. For a time it had been so deep as to be numb, as it were non-existent. Now slowly it began to assert itself in a spread of fear, almost paralysis. Mentally he still was alert. But the paralysis, the bruise of the too-great shock, was gradually spreading in his affective self.

What does affective self mean please? Does it refer to love world?
Thank you in advance
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