Seven Defense Mechanisms

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Substituting behaviors, thoughts, or feelings that are opposite of unacceptable ones
Refusing to recognize an anxiety-producing event
Blocking unacceptable or threatening feelings
Covering up true reasons for feelings, actions, or thoughts
Falsely attributing unacceptable characteristics to others
Transferring feelings thatare unacceptable to another object
Redirecting an inappropriate desire into an appropriate one

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