Do you remember the details of your car accident sir?
Who are you texting?
Uh...no. You guys broke up 5 years ago..
Earlier that day Bryan found his girlfriend of two weeks cheated on him.
SHUT UP MOM GET OUT OF MY ROOM!!!
Honey you really have to clean up this room..
Returning to an earlier more comforting form of behavior. Formed by the ego to keep unwanted and threatening thoughts out of the conscious mind. For example, getting in a car accident and not remembering anything but before the accident.
Honestly you're too good for him! It's a blessing!
Yeah haha!!!!! I'm doing perfectly!
Not accepting the ego threatening truth. For example, Not accepting a break up with someone you love.
Are you okay? I saw you take a nasty fall off those swings.
Redirecting feelings, usually negative, toward another person or object.For example, experiencing cheating and being angry with a parent for asking you to do chores.
Dude I'm 8'2..
Coming up with a beneficial result of an undesirable occurrence. For example, finding good in a bad breakup.
I cant believe he cheated on me!
Expressing the opposite of ones true feelings. For example breaking your arm and pretending you aren't in pain
Bro you're like soooo short! Did you know?
Believing the feelings of one has toward someone else are held by the other person. For example, a short person accusing a tall person of being short.