Sublimation is related to displacement another

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Sublimation is related to  displacement , another redirection of an impulse, but is  considered the healthier one of the two. Many great charities were started by people  who lost someone to a  disease , or whose loved ones suffered from a disability.
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Anna Freud 's own life appears to be an example of sublimation. Anna stayed with her  father all her life, never marrying, but she worked hard to advance his theory. In  Freudian terms, she remained trapped in her  Oedipus complex , but she sublimated this  unconscious sexual desire for her father into identifying with the one thing he loved—his teachings. Compensation Alfred Adler  observed that much of human life is devoted to compensating for whatever  we think are our weaknesses. Sometimes we try to improve on whatever we are weak  in, the most famous example being  Demosthenes  becoming a great speaker. Sometimes people recognize a weakness in one area, but try to excel in another. Some  examples of this can be seen in average students becoming outstanding  athletes , and  students who are physically not very attractive becoming great scholars. These are  healthy way to handle the anxiety of feeling inferior or inadequate. There are, however,  unhealthy ways to compensate, such as a person feeling unloved becoming  promiscuous, substituting quantity for quality. Dissociation Dissociation usually stems from a trauma, intense pain, or a serious identity crisis. It  may manifest itself in disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, memory loss,  Multiple Personality Disorder, Dissociative Amnesia, as well as the more common  phenomena of flashbacks, and forgetting something embarrassing. However, in dissociation memories are not just lost in the  subconscious  (as  in  repression ) but they are splintered and distorted. It is as if under intense stress the  ability of the consciousness to include all the thoughts, emotions, and somatic  sensations fails, and some aspects become separated and inaccessible. Thus, a person may remember what happened, but forget how it felt. Or, a person may feel  depersonalized, like a  robot . There is also an "everyday life" level of dissociation involving assumptions about things  and people. In this case, people tend to discard some parts of reality that contradict  belief  that they hold as true. Fantasy Fantasy (daydreams, literature,  television Internet ) is a way to escape real problems.  Imagining that one is successful may lead to feelings of success, especially when one's  reality is the opposite of success. In some cases, this may be beneficial: fantasy acts as a rehearsal for our future success. Thinking about an upcoming vacation, or a reward  for work when it gets too stressful, is a healthy use of fantasy. Many self-help methods  are based on fantasy: covert rehearsal, covert sensitization/desensitization, empathy,  etc.
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However, just as fantasy may be part of the solution, it may become part of the problem.
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