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Emotional Projection – What is it?

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Psychological projection was first conceptualised by Sigmund Freud as a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects their own unacceptable attributes/characteristics/emotions and ascribes them to people in the outside world instead. Psychological Projection Have you ever disliked someone only to become convinced that the person had a vendetta against you? This is a common example of psychological projection. Your negative feelings about that …

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Shower and make the bed

Yep, shower and make the bed are the only priorities on my to-do list today. This may seem a mundane statement but for most people, having only two things to do in a day would be a huge source of anxiety and guilt – how ironic! We are living in an age where we all have the “busy disease”. We …

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Why Suppressing Emotion is bad for you

There are many reasons why we suppress emotions. It is a coping strategy that many people use to avoid pain and unpleasant feelings in life. That negative energy has to go somewhere though and it is akin to filling your body with poison when you internalise negative emotions without dealing with them properly. Ways in which we suppress emotions: Escapism …

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Social Psychology

Social Psychology “It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct,” Sigmund Freud. By stifling parts of what we are as human beings in order to fit a social norm, what damage are we doing to our internal lives? According to Freud, the process of socialisation leads us to suppress our underlying natural …