I can't believe they fired me after 6 years at the company.
Well my teacher is out to get me! He doesn't think i can pass!!!
I can not believe you failed another math test!
Definition- Refusal to acknowledge a painful experience Example- Your best friend tells you that he caught your girlfriend cheating on you, but you don't believe him because she loves you
Why didn't you take out the garbage?!?!?!
Dudes girlfriend, about to kiss another guy.
That nap was great!
Definition- You focus your feelings such as anger or sadness on something other than the cause of those emotions. Example- You got fired from your job so you yell at your sister when she attempts to talk to you simply because you had a bad day.
Definition- Attribution of cause of events upon someone other than yourself. Example- You failed your math test and you tell your grandma that it is because your teacher hates you.
Definition- Making up an explanation for events to avoid giving the real reason for their occurrence. Example- You did not take out the garbage because you napped but you tell your dad you had lots of homework to get done.
Well I had lots of homework!
Definition- Going back to a child-like state after a traumatic event in an effort to feel better. Example- After you are in a bad car accident you begin to sleep with your childhood blanket again due to it bringing you comfort.
Definition- Choosing to avoid a situation opposed to dealing with it. Example- You ran over your neighbors cat and feel immense guilt, yet chose to ignore it and go about your business.