Hey honey! I already ordered your favorite coffee! With extra sugar!
What are you doing here! Why did you get me coffee, I don't want to talk.
I need my comfort food.
WHY DO YOU WANT OUR BLOOD?!
I wouldn't have hit the wall if you didn't take my phone!
I'm taking it for 2 weeks now.
Jackie, are you still having fun, even though Becky and Chad are here?
Denial is not accepting the ego-threatening truth. For example, the ex-boyfriend in this scene is in denial, after his girlfriend dumped him. He still tries to meet up with her at the same diner that they used to meet up at on Saturdays,despite the fact that they are no longer together.
I miss him so much...I wish Claire wasn't my ride home, I don't want to ruin her fun
Regression is returning to an earlier, comforting form of behavior. After having a rough day at work, the vampire goes back to his old habits of carrying around his teddy bear and searching for blood sources. He was sober for a year.
I saw it all happen and I took her straight to the nurse.
You made me trip and drop my lunch yesterday!
Displacement is redirecting one's feelings toward another person or object. In this case, the teenage boy got his phone taken away. He was so angry that he couldn't text his friends for a week, that he released his anger out on the wall.
Mommy! It's Santa!
I'm so proud of myself, I'm able to make other children happy even if they aren't my own.
You've been so good this, what toy do you want this year?
Reaction formation is expressing the opposite of how one truly feels. Jackie truly wants to go home, but stays at the party to make her friend happy. However, seeing Becky and Chad together makes her upset. She pretends to have fun to prove that she doesn't need him, that she's having so much fun even though she isn't.
I'm having the time of my life!
Repression is pushing thoughts out of conscious awareness. The boy doesn't "remember" tripping her. He has pushed this intentional action out of his conscious awareness, even though there is proof that he did trip her. He believes that he is a good boy and convinces himself that the event never even happened.
I didn't trip her Mrs.Principal I'm a good boy!
Sublimation is channeling one's frustration toward a different goal, in a healthy way. The man dressed up as Santa recently accepted the fact that he would not be able to have kids with his wife. However, he now is able to make other children happy and this gives him some of the satisfaction that he wanted when he had his heart set on having kids.