Projection

Projection is a defense mechanism in psychology where a person unconsciously attributes their own thoughts, feelings, and traits onto others. It allows the individual to disown their own negative qualities by attributing them to someone else, rather than accepting them as a part of themselves. This can cause issues in personal relationships and communication, as it can lead to misunderstandings and misperceptions of others. Understanding and recognizing projection can help individuals work through and overcome this defence mechanism.

 

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