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Expressing unacceptable feelings and thoughts through actions

Acting out

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Separating feelings from ideas and events

Isolation

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Temporary drastic change in personality, memory, consciousness, or motor behavior to avoid any emotional stress

Dissociation

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Transferring avoided ideas and feelings to a neutral person or object

Displacement

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Modeling behavior after another person who is more powerful

Identification

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Avoiding awareness of some painful reality

Denial

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Partially remaining at a more childish level of development

Fixation

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Expressing negativity and performing below what is expected as an indirect show of opposition

Passive aggresion

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Attributing an unacceptable internal impulse to an external source

Projection

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Involuntarily withholding an idea or feeling from conscious awareness

Repression

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Believing that people are either all good or all bad at different times due to intolerance of ambiguity. Commonly seen in borderline personality disorder.

Splitting

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Replacing a warded-off idea or feeling by an emphasis on its opposite

Reaction formation

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Proclaiming logical reasons for actions actually performed for other reasons, usually to avoid self-blame

Rationalization

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Turning back the maturational clock and going back to earlier modes of dealing with the world

Regression

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Alleviating negative feelings via unsolicited generosity

Altruism

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Appreciating the amusing nature of anxiety-provoking or adverse situation

Humor

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Replacing an unacceptable wish with a course of action that is similar to wish but does not conflict with one's value system

Sublimation

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Intentional withholding an idea or feeling from conscious awareness (temporary)

Suppression