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Defense Mechanisms

September 2, 2011

The ego, “caught in the middle” as it were needs, according to Freud, to defend itself. Below are some of the most common. Define them in a sentence and give a solid and also in a sentence original example.

1. Repression:

2. Projection:

3. Displacement:

4. Reaction formation:

5. Regression

6. Sublimation

7. Denial

8. Rationalization

9. Intellectualization

 

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