Defense mechanisms

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Defense mechanisms

  1. 1. 1. Involuntarily pushing unpleasant feelings out of ones mind. REPRESSION2. Returning to behaviors characteristic of a younger age, rather than dealing with problems in a mature manner. REGRESSION3. Unconscious lack of recognition of something that is obvious to others. DENIAL4. Attributing your own feelings or faults to another person or group. PROJECTION5. Consciously and intentionally pushing unpleasant feelings out of one’s mind. SUPPRESSION6. Making excuses to explain a situation or behavior, rather than taking responsibility for it. RATIONALIZATION7. Making up for weaknesses and mistakes through gift giving, hard work, or extreme efforts. COMPENSATION

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