Flashcards in Defense mechanisms Deck (13)
Burying a painful feeling or thought from your awareness though it may resurface in symbolic form. Sometimes considered a basis of other defense mechanisms.
Not accepting reality because it is too painful.
Reverting to an older, less mature way of handling stresses and feelings
Attributing your own unacceptable thoughts or feelings to someone or something else
Everything in the world is seen as all good or all bad with nothing in between.
Attempting to avoid a painful thought or feeling by objectifying and emotionally detaching oneself from the feeling
Isolation of affect
Channeling a feeling or thought from its actual source to something or someone else.
Adopting beliefs, attitudes, and feelings contrary to what you really believe
Justifying one's behaviors and motivations by substituting "good", acceptable reasons for these real motivations
Handling your own pain by helping others.
Focusing on funny aspects of a painful situation.
Redirecting unacceptable, instinctual drives into personally and socially acceptable channels