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When we blame other people or things for our failures
Projection
Targeting a specific preson or group for our failures
Scapegoating
To revert back to a less mature stage of development in order to meet a problem
Regression
To value something far maore than it is worth
Idealization
When you recognize the heart of a problem and try to solve it
Direct Attack
To escape reality by fantasizing about some ideal outcome
Daydreaming
When weexplain our weaknesses or failures by a socially acceptable excuse
Rationalization
To think or talk about an unpleasnat experiance objectively and without emotion
Intellectualization
When you refuse to admit that anything bad has happened to you
Denial
To give up when effortt to achieve a goal has been blocked
Resignation
To transfer the energy of a diesire you cannot express into a physical symptom or complaint
Conversion
To channel our emotional energy into a construtive or creative activity
Sublimation
Tosay the opposite of what we really mean
Reaction formation
When you transfer an emation, such as hate, to an unrelated person or thing
Displacement
When we use a substitute method to achieve a disired goal
Compensation
When you push painful experiences out of our consciousness
Repression