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Function Of The Self

Function Of The Self

This is our actual engagement and our defense mechanisms in action. Our defense mechanisms can also work for us, for instance when using humor or when talking to people. However, most of the time they don't. Here are three common defense mechanisms.

  • Projection: Projecting our feelings outward.
  • Displacement: Saying our feelings come from somewhere else.
  • Projective identification: Making people feel the way you feel. You project your feelings onto someone and they identify with it.

Awareness of our defense mechanisms is key.


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