Sunday, 1 June 2008

Defence mechanisms

interweaving-of-the-defence

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This was inspired by Jacobs' visualisation of how our defence mechanisms interrelate (Jacobs 1988:82)

JACOBS--The-interweaving-of

For further explanations, follow the links below:

regression, idealisation, splitting, turning against the self, introjection, projection, displacement, rationalisation, intellectualisation, isolation, asceticism, reaction formation, undoing, fixation

And here's a handy all-in one list to print up and put on your fridge door.

8 comments:

Jeannette said...

This should be a textbook illustration.

Fern said...

looks like some pretty fancy dance steps to me...

Thriller?

ElizT said...

Your version could be from one of those puzzle books which keep children busy for hours; it must have taken a while to draw.

Ellis Nadler said...

I seem to fit every category

Prozacville said...

I think these defence mechanisms are prevalent in all of us. Just to what extent, I suppose. And also to what extent they get in the way of us authentically engaging with our lives.

I'm getting to the point where I can now spurt this kind of psycho-mumbo-jumbo at the drop of the proverbial hat.

Adam_Y said...

Displacement – I love this dog more than life itself...

Genius.

Mim said...

HB

Forever Young said...

he didn't get his talents from me!