Psychological Defense Mechanisms

15 Common Defense Mechanisms
“Denial, Regression, Acting Out, Dissociation, Compartmentalization, Projection, Reaction Formation, Repression, Displacement, Intellectualization, Rationalization, Undoing, Sublimation, Compensation, Assertiveness”

Defense Mechanisms
“Repression: ‘during the Oedipus complex aggressive thoughts about the same sex parents are repressed’
Denial: ‘smokers may refuse to admit to themselves that smoking is bad for their health.’
Projection: ‘You might hate someone, but your superego tells you that such hatred is unacceptable. You can ‘solve’ the problem by believing that they hate you.’
Displacement: ‘Someone who is frustrated by his or her boss at work may go home and kick the dog’
Regression: A movement back in psychological time when one is faced with stress. ‘A child may begin to suck their thumb again or wet the bed when they need to spend some time in the hospital’
Sublimation: Satsfying an impulse with a subsitite object. In a socially acceptable way. ‘Sport is an example of putting out emotions (e.g. aggression) into something constructive.'”

Id, Ego and Superego