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ego defense mechanisms

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Compensation
covering up a real or perceived weakness by emphasizing a trait one considers more desirale
Denial
Refusing to acknowledge the existence of a real situation or the fellings assoc. with it
Displacement
The transfer of feelings from one target to another that is considered less threatening or is neutral
Identification
An attempt to increase self-worth by acquiring certain attributes and characteristics of an individual on admires
Intellectualization
An attempt to avoid expressing actual emotions associated with a stressful situation by using the intellectual processes of logic,reasoning, and analysis
Introjection
Integrating the beliefs and values of another individual into one's own ego structure
Isolation
Separating a thought or memory from the feeling tone or emotion associated with it
Projection
Attributing feelings or impulses unacceptable to one's self to another person
Rationalization
Attemptin to make excuses or formulate logical reasons to justify unacceptable feelings or behaviors
Reaction Formation
Preventing unacceptable or undesirable thoughts or behaviors from being expressed by exaggerating opposite thoughts or types of behaviors
Regression
Responding to stress by retreating to an earlier level of development ant the comfort measures assoc. with that level of functioning
Repression
Involuntary blocking unpleasant feelings and experiences from one's awareness
Sublimation
Rechanneling of drives or impulses that are personally or socially unacceptable into activities that are constructive
Supression
The voluntary blocking of unpleasant feelings and experiences from one's awareness
Undoing
Symbolically negating or canceling out an experience that one finds intolerable

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