Displacment, Sublimination, Denial, Projection, and Regression
I am so stressed
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By: Aarushi Manian
I don't have a problem with procrastinating
I am mad at her!
Displacement occurs when a person transfers their anger from its source to a innocent target. In this case, the person is feeling stress at work and takes her frustration out by yelling at her younger sibling.
Are you mad at me?
Sublimination is when a person channels their negative motions into focusing on constuctive, beneficial activities. In the example above, the person stressed about schoolwork focuses her stress into exercise and is able to rid herself of the negative emotion.
Used to bite nails when little
This is when a person copes by refusing to accept reality and ignores problems they clearly have. In this case, the person refuses to see that they struggle with procrastination, though they clearly do.
Should be working on right now
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Projection occurs when an individual believes that their own unwanted thoughts are coming from another person. In this case, the person projects her anger onto her friend, believing that her friend is angry when in reality she is.
Regression occurs when a person reverts back to previously overcome habits in response to stressful situations. In this case, the person begins to bite her nails again when presented with a stressful project.