Increase your self-esteem by exploring your defense mechanisms (1 minute read)
This post “Increase your self-esteem by exploring your defense mechanisms” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by getting to know and manage your feelings.
Increase your self-esteem by exploring your defense mechanisms:
The defence mechanisms are not under conscious control. They are one way of looking at how we distance ourselves from full awareness of unpleasant thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The usage of them is both natural and normal. It is when more primitive defences are used too frequently that anxiety disorders can develop.
Defence mechanisms are often learnt behaviors during childhood when fearing the consequences and reactions from our loved ones. Since it is about learnt behaviour, we can as adults get insights into this dynamic and thereby freeing us from problematic psychological symptoms as well as learn new, more adaptive defence mechanisms and behaviors.
Which defence mechanisms do you know of?
Which ones do you use most frequently?
In the next post I will start to go through common defence mechanisms.
More about how you can increase your self-esteem in the next post. See also the free blog or the course How to develop self-esteem and boost your confidence at https://jennyrappbefree.com
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