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Old 05-17-2010
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A 27-year-old female dislikes her boss immensely, yet wishes to succeed in her career at her current place of employment. Today, she is particularly upset with her boss and purposefully withholds pieces of a project her boss needs for an important presentation. When confronted, she is very apologetic about her mistake, vowing to make up for it with her next project. What defense mechanism is this patient using?

A) Acting out
B) Displacement
C) Passive-aggressive behavior
D) Projection
E) Suppression
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I think this is Passive Aggressive behaviour, however, ego defences are unconscious so since the word "purposefully" is used in the question, I don't think this is an example of a defence mechanism. Is this is qbank question? If so, I would love to hear the explanation of the authors...
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I will go with c
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Question Purposeful??? well... C is a guess

Doesn't any knowing act mean, quoting the Kaplan DVD guy, that you're just mean! lol! I agree with ashishkabir on this one... I'd choose Passive aggressive, but if she knows what she's doing, it ain't passive.. its plain aggressive...
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i would also go with C..but the word purposefull.... does not fit....!!!
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purposefully?
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I think C is the correct answer, isn't it?
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passive aggressive type....
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