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Psyche Defense mechanism ? Confusing to me

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DEFENSE MECHANISM :


1- ACTING OUT

2- DISPLACEMENT

3- PROJECTION
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Acting Out
feelings the person feels incapable of otherwise expressing. Instead of saying, Im angry with you, a person who acts out may instead throw a book at the person, or punch a hole through a wall

Projection:
For example, a spouse may be angry at their significant other for not listening, when in fact it is the angry spouse who does not listen.

Displacement
The classic example is the man who gets angry at his boss, but cant express his anger to his boss for fear of being fired. He instead comes home and kicks the dog or starts an argument with his wife.

http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/15-...se-mechanisms/
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acting out:

the original emotion (sadness because parents left for example) is NOT expressed, rather a new emotion is expressed (Parents leave, child get sad, he angrily breaks the window)

displacement:

the original emotion is expressed: child gets (angry) because his parents left, he breaks the window (in anger)

projection:

patient apply what he feels subconsciously to the other person (a guy has homosexual desires; he starts thinking that his boss is gay)
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need explanation please with example

DEFENSE MECHANISM :


1- ACTING OUT

2- DISPLACEMENT

3- PROJECTION



Acting out - "Person is frustrated with boss, comes home and smashes a couple of plates, kicks the wall , curses and throws a crazy tantrum" [ ie has a emotional PLUS physical outburst to get rid of the feelings].


Displacement - "Person is frustrated with boss, comes home and shouts at his wife [ie displaces his feelings on the wife, who is a less threatening subject - note that displacement always occurs on someone down the power chain]


Projection - "Person is frustrated with WIFE, comes home after work and after talking to his wife feels that he might be letting her down, feels SHE is frustrated with HIM"
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acting out:

the original emotion (sadness because parents left for example) is NOT expressed, rather a new emotion is expressed (Parents leave, child get sad, he angrily breaks the window)

displacement:

the original emotion is expressed: child gets (angry) because his parents left, he breaks the window (in anger)

projection:

patient apply what he feels subconsciously to the other person (a guy has homosexual desires; he starts thinking that his boss is gay)

Just to add on to what was said...

ACTING OUT - The child is left by his parents. The child feels angry then breaks the window. (The child's angry emotion is replaced by another sensation which is the act of breaking the window. There is, in essence, a cover up of the original emotion.)

DISPLACEMENT - The child is left by his parents. The child feels angry and has aggressive feelings towards parents (like wanting to hit them). Instead, he starts breaking the window. (There is that idea of acting on it. The feeling of anger is still there but the target has changed from his parents to the window.)

PROJECTION - The child is left by his parents. The child states that his parents are angry. (The feeling of anger is not anymore his own. He conveys that emotion to be his parents' when in fact it is his.)


Hope this helps.
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