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A man got angry with his wife he then goes and perform the hardest ever work out in the gym.
What mental defense mechanism is this?
a- displacement
b- projection
c- reaction formation
d- sublimation
 

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I think its sublimation!

Because in displacement, the feelings are transferred to a neutral person (i.e. yelling at your wife when you come home because your boss yelled at you at work) or an object (i.e. hitting a wall instead of hitting your wife).

But in sublimation you use your anger or frustration to your advantage ( i.e. in this case the person did the hardest work out in gym like burning more calories
, lifting more weights).

I hope this helps, can someone also verify this!!!
 
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