Has max called or texted yet about if he is coming.
Max coming would have just made the game boring anyway
(Unconscious) I hate him
You hate me
Can't go to the party today going go on my 2-year anniversary datewith Jason
You and Jason broke up last month
what no way
Self-justifying explanations in place of the real, more threatening unconscious reasons for one's actions. The boy in the example comes up with a reason in his thought of why his friend max showing up was a good thing.
isn't this the anniversary day your dog got hit by a car
Your unconscious urges will begin to be seen in other people's behavior because of one projecting their impulses onto them. The one boy is claiming that the other kid hates him based on him projecting his unconscious hatred towards him.
Doing all these workouts has really helped me mentally
Blocking external events that are too much to handle or experience from conscious. She is the example is denying that she and her ex-boyfriend ever broke up.
She looks really Cute today in that dress.
Disturbing and or threatening thoughts are forced completely out of becoming conscious. The girl in the example has forgotten the gruesome details of her dog's passing.
I don't remember that he died from getting hit by a car
Finding socially acceptable ways of managing of anxious energy that comes from an unconscious and undesirable thoughts or feelings. By working out the girl has found a healthy way to improve herself mentally through a healthy method.
A person will engage in behaviors that are the opposite of they how they feel and or think. The kid makes fun of the girl's appearance even though he actually thinks she is cute.