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Defense mechanisms
Updated: 2/20/2019
Defense mechanisms
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  • What? No, he loves me! He just hangs out with that girl a lot because they’re studying for chemistry. He would never cheat on me.
  • Chadwick is cheating on Sally. When Sally is told this, she uses denial to refuse the painful reality.
  • Sally, I’m sorry to tell you this, but Chadwick is cheating on you.
  • Chelsea had a bad dream. She uses regression by reatreating to her Mom’s room like she used to do as a kid.
  • Mom, I had a bad dream. Can I sleep with you?
  • Your room is a MESS! Your grounded! I can’t believe this! You’re the WORST.
  • After a long day at work and being yelled at by his boss, Daniel’s dad used displacement and shifted his aggressive impulses toward Daniel and yelled at him for his messy room.
  • After getting in a fight with his girlfriend, Zach uses sublimination and takes his anger out on basketball, working on his skills.
  • What? No! You only won because I wasn’t ready! I could’ve totally beaten you if I was!
  • After max beat Lexi in a race, Lexi uses rationalization by saying she wasn’t ready and could have beaten him if she tried, not that he is actually better than her.
  • Ha! I won!
  • After failing his test, John, using projection, blames his failure on his innocent teacher.
  • Ugh! I failed my test! It’s Mr. Brown’s fault, he’s a bad teacher.
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