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rationalism

making up acceptable excuses for behaviour

2

denial

refusing to accept the reality of something that makes you anxious

3

reaction formation

replacing an unacceptable feeling or urge with an opposite one

4

displacement

taking anger etc out on a less powerful person instead of the source of your anger

5

repression

putting disturbing thoughts etc out of awareness

6

projection

believing impulses from within are coming from other people

7

regression

going back to an earlier and less mature pattern of behavior

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sublimation

redirecting a forbidden desire into a socially acceptable one

9

life instincts

erotic and pleasure seeking, ID,EGO,SUPER EGO

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death instincts

aggression and destructiveness; all life moves towards death

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ID

lustful,impulsive,fun,drive ridden.....-the pleasure principle

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EGO

concuss, rational, and thoughtful part of personality; the reality principle. the ego uses defines mechanisms

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SUPER EGO

your learning and conscience; moral part of personality and your high ideals; the moral principle