They think they're better than everyone! Well fine. If they hate me, I hate them!
I wish she wanted to be our friend...
No I don't! I'm fine!
Unfortunately, due to your injury... you'll have to stop running.
Pushing thoughts out of conscious awareness. Ex: she definitely minds being kicked out but she's pushing her feelings away to convince herself she doesn't care.
Believing that the feelings one has toward someone else are actually held by the other person and directed at oneself. Ex: The two girls want to be friends with the other, but she doesn't like them because she assumes they don't like her.
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WELL THANK GOD. I DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO GO HERE ANYWAY!
Not accepting the ego-threatening truth. Ex: the girl is obviously injured and the doctor is telling her she has to stop running but she refuses to believe that.
I'm really sad that I'm out for the rest of the season but at least now I'll have more time for my school work!
Returning to an earlier, comforting form of behavior. Ex: she's nervous about her first day of high school, so she subconsciously starts sucking her thumb, like a child would do for comfort.
So.. first day of high school huh?
um yeah... why are you sucking your thumb?
Coming up with a beneficial result of an undesirable occurrence. Ex: Connor didn't do well enough to get into college, but he rationalizes it by saying he never wanted to get in anyway.
I'm sorry to tell you this Connor but your grades are just not Harvard material.
Channeling one's frustration toward a different goal. Ex: after getting injured, she's upset she can't play anymore, but decides to use her new free time to improve her school work.