Terms in this set (11)
Dealt with through actions rather than feelings
make up for real or fancied deficiencies
(a person who stutters becomes a very expressed writer; a short man assumes a cocky manner)
Repressed urge is expressed disguised as a disturbance of body function of the sensory & nervous system
deterioration of existing defenses
inability to acknowledge true significance of thoughts, feelings, wishes, behaviors, or reality
Used by Borderline Personality Disorder. Attributes exaggerated negative qualities to self or others.
a split in consciousness, which allows to express forbidden or unconscious impulses without taking responsibility
Directing am impluses, wish, or feeling toward a person or situation that is not its real object.
(man angry at his boss kicks his dog)
Overestimation of an admired aspect or attribute of another
Person patterns after a significant other
Identification with the Aggressor
mastering anxiety by identifying with a powerful aggressor. Behaving like aggressor