Defense Mechanisms

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  1. altruism
    Dealing with anxiety by reaching out to others.  H
  2. sublimation
    Dealing with unacceptable feelings or impulses by unconsciously substituting acceptable forms of expression.  H
  3. suppression
    Voluntarily denying unpleasant thoughts and feelings.  H
  4. repression
    Putting unacceptable ideas, thoughts, and emotions out of conscious awareness.  Int.
  5. displacement
    Shifting feelings related to an object, person, or situation to another less threatening object, person, or situation.  Int.
  6. reaction formation
    Overcompensating or demonstrating the opposite behavior of what is felt.  Int.
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Defense Mechanisms
Defense Mechanisms
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