Psychoanalytic theory suggests that there are other ways in which our unconscious protects humans besides by repression which was mentioned earlier. These protective devices of the unconscious are known as defence mechanisms (Friedman & Schustack, 2014).
188.8.131.52 Rationalization: Sometimes the unconscious makes up a good-sounding reason to explain something one does not like (Friedman & Schustack, 2014).
. For example, if one fail a test, then blame it on others. However, this is not rational but it is rationalizing. Being rational means being objective. In rationalization, one’s mind protects a reason that only sounds good; it is not objective, it just seems to be the mind trying to help one out! (Friedman & Schustack, 2014).
184.108.40.206 Projection: In this case, when one have some thoughts or feelings that are considers to be wrong or upsetting, one would project them onto other people (Friedman & Schustack, 2014).
220.127.116.11 Sublimation: this happens when redirecting or rechanneling ones undesirable emotions and thoughts into a socially acceptable activity (Friedman & Schustack, 2014).
18.104.22.168 Reaction formation: this is like when Sometimes people’s mental and emotional energy is so threatening that they act or do the opposite of what is really wanted (Friedman & Schustack,