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DEFENSE MECHANISMS 2 Defense Mechanisms The defense mechanisms identified by Freud are Repression, Reaction formation, Denial, Projection, Displacement, Sublimation, Regression, and Rationalization. Repression this is where someone involuntary removes him/herself from the awareness of negative self-concepts that ego finds too painful to endure. Reaction formation is where a person develops or hide on a positive self-concept to cover oneself from the negative self-concepts. When a person sub consciously blinds themselves to negative concepts that they usually believe in or they have to themselves, and they are not on ready to deal or agree to them is known as denial (Friedman, Miriam & Schustack, 2012). Projection involves where a person doesn't want to face their problems or self-concepts behavior, and they go all along pointing fingers to those individuals that you see doing the same behavior that one possesses. When a person expresses or willing to express the feelings that they have to someone else (Substitute) rather than to the ideal person they wanted to express the feelings to is referred as displacement. Sublimation involves sidetracking a person's feelings relating to a negative self-
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