Anna Freud’s Defense Mechanisms

Anna Freud’s Defense Mechanisms include:
Denial: claiming/believing that what is true to be actually false.
Displacement: redirecting emotions to a substitute target
Intellectualization: taking an objective viewpoint.
Projection: attributing uncomfortable feelings to others.
Rationalization: creating false but credible justifications.
Reaction Formation: overacting in the opposite way to the fear.
Regression: going back to acting as a child.
Repression: pushing uncomfortable thoughts into the subconscious.S
Sublimation: redirecting ‘wrong’ urges into socially acceptable actions.
http://changingminds.org/explanations/behaviors/coping/defense_mechanisms.htm

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