New Rules (continued): - No wearing the color green on Tuesdays - Dogs allowed... people with dog allergies not allowed - No kitchen appliances allowed after sundown
I can't believe he's changing all the rules, he must really hate us workers!
I can't believe I failed that test. I studied so hard for that.
Aliens are not real!
The blue in the hooves represents sadness... but the abundance of pink represents overcoming that sadness
Projection is believing that the feelings one has toward someone else are actually held by the other person and directed at oneself. For example, someone gets a new boss that changes all the rules. Instead of getting angry at the new boss, a worker accuses the boss of changing everything to mess with them on purpose, because they are angry at the worker.
Displacement is reducing one's feelings toward another personal object that is less threatening than the real target. For example, a kid gets mad because he failed a test, so he gets his anger out by fighting with his sibling.
Sublimation is when someone channels their frustration toward a different goal. For example, people can express negative emotions in a healthy way by making art.
Denial is when people do not accept the ego-threatening truth. For example, a lady could deny the existence of witches, even if there was evidence supporting them.
How dare you call Margret a witch
She's not a witch!
Rationalization is when a person offers self-justification explanations in place of the real, more threatening unconscious reasons for their actions. For example, someone failing their classes drops their major and changes to a different one. They blame their failures on the idea that they weren't trying in their other classes, because they would have been happier in a different major; even though they were actually just struggling with their other classes.
I just didn't like business, I'm going to do so much better now that I'm in a different major.
Regression is when someone returns to an earlier, more comforting form of behavior. For example, after being scared by the sound of thunder, a kid reverts back to hugging a stuffed animal for comfort, even though they've said they outgrew them.