Flashcards in Personality 2 Deck (10):
What are 4 common Immature defenses?
Describe the immature defense of Acting out?
Acting out - avoiding unacceptable affect/impulses by engaging in a flurry of diversionary activity.
Describe the immature defense mechanism of Blocking?
Temporary stopping of thoughts or feelings as to protect against them.
What are 4 common Neurotic defenses?
What are 4 common Narcissistic defenses?
Describe the Neurotic defenses of Reaction formation and denial.
Reaction formation = unacceptable impulse or thought transformed to opposite. (showering a person you hate with kindness, gay man that hates his sexuality becomes a pastor).
Denial = unconscious repression of unacceptable thoughts, feeling, drives, ext.
Describe the narcissistic defense of Projection and Projective identification.
Projection = shifting unacceptable thought /impulses/feelings into an outside person or institution. (you hate someone and project onto them and think they hate you)
Projective identification = unacceptable thoughts/feelings are projected onto another person, who then identifies with it (patient accuses doctor of being incompetent, and the doctors starts to feel incompetent.
What are the classic defenses utilized by the following PDs?
Paranoid = Projection
What percentage of the prison population has Antisocial PD?