Displacement of Negative Emotion From Work on Family

Displacement of Negative Emotion From Work on Family
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This comic was created completely from scratch. Everything had to be created; from the characters skin tones, eyes, hair, body type, clothing, poses, facial expressions, to the background, objects not included in background and time. This comics purpose is to be an example of a defence mechanism known as displacement. Displacement is redirecting emotions to a substitute target. In this case, a man who has had a very bad day at work has come home and directed his anger and stress towards wife and child waiting at home for him to begin the dinner she has taken the time to prepare for them. He explodes without realizing what she has done for him and she feels extremely disrespected and tells him to leave. The man sits at a local bar realizing his wife and child did nothing to contribute to the negative day he had and feels immense regret for reacting the way he did. He plans on apologizing later that night.

Storyboard Text

  • UGH! My job makes me so unhappy! I'm so angry and depressed all the time.
  • 3:00 pm
  • I just put 300 more profiles in your mailbox to be reviewed. Have them on my desk by tomorrow morning!!!!
  • 3:14 pm
  • .....yes sir.
  • Damn. He's having a rough day.
  • 6:13 pm
  • Hey honey! I missed you so much. It took me hours to make this. Let's eat then watch our show! What do you think?
  • 6:59 pm
  • Dadda!!
  • That is no reason to speak to me that way, and in front of our daughter? How dare you!! Get out!
  • 6:59 pm
  • SHUT UP! Do you even know what my boss did today? You have no idea what kind of day i have had!! Get off my back!
  • 7:40 pm
  • I wish i didn't displace my emotions from work and direct them at my wife and child. They didn't do anything wrong..... and i wouldn't be here right now if i hadn't..
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