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Unformatted text preview: 30 Defense Mechanisms (unconscious mechanisms for protecting your psyche when in conflict or frustration) Rationalization: Lying to youself about the characteristics of a goal or barrier. lntellectualization: Dealing with a highly emotional situation at an intellectual level when the emotions are too threatening. Projection: Attributing undesirable characteristics that you have to someone else (projecting them on someone). Repression: Holding an undesirable thought, memory, or characteristic at the unconscious level and not allowing it to enter consciousness. Substitution or Sublimation: Switching goals to an alternative goal at the unconscious level. "Are defense mechanisms good or bad?” Bad person ; Good person F“——l—“—l ...
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