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Defense Mechanisms

The types of defense mechanisms to excuse unhealthy thoughts or behavior
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First submittedSeptember 4, 2017
Last updatedSeptember 4, 2017
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Defense Mechanism
A person buries uncomfortable thoughts into unconscious mind
repression
refusal to accept reality because it is too threatening
denial
psychologically balancing a weak area with a strong area
compensation
relegating blame for one's own mistakes and/or short-comings to others
projection
cannot accept real reasons for behavior, therefore, justifies actions
rationalization
belief in opposite of true belief, because it causes anxiety
reaction formation
escaping from reality by taking mental/physical flight; daydreaming
fantasy
shifts emotion from original object to a less threatening substitute
displacement
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