Honey are you sure you're ready to ride your bike again? You took a pretty nasty fall last time...
What are you talking about? I feel totally fine!
Um, sir, you have five months left to live.
I'm sorry your dragon boyfriend broke up with you! But why do you have to eat me?!
Repression involves pushing thoughts out of conscious awareness. For example, a young girl who denies to have any recollection of falling off her bike and tries to ride again.
To be honest I'm quite relieved. Plus, being exiled is much better than being beheaded!
So you were overthrown by your brother and your kingdom was taken from you... How does that make you feel?
Denial is not accepting the ego-threatening truth. For example, a man with a life-threatening illness claiming not to feel its effects.
She's definitely into me.
Displacement involves redirecting one's feelings toward another person or object. For example, a three-headed monster taking out her anger stemming from relationship issues on a man by attempting to devour him.
Now roll over.
Reaction formation is expressing the opposite of how one truly feels. For example, a king claiming to be relieved that he was ousted by his brother and exiled from his kingdom when in fact he must be devastated.
Projection is believing that the feelings one has toward someone else are actually held by the other person and directed at oneself. For example, a boy who believes a girl he likes actually likes him when she really doesn't.
Sublimation is channeling one's frustration toward a different goal. For example, a boy's parents get a divorce and he copes by putting all his focus in training his dog.