Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism Compartmentalization (1 minute read)

Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism Compartmentalization (1 minute read)

This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism Compartmentalization continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by getting to know and manage your feelings.

Defence mechanisms are strategies learnt in childhood to manage difficult feelings and situations. The more primitive a defence mechanism, the less effective it will be over time.

 

Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism Compartmentalization:

Compartmentalization is a lesser form of dissociation where only parts are separated from awareness.

It is when a person is behaving as if he/she/they had separate sets of values. It is often about displaying hypocrisy – that is, showing a virtuous character, moral or principles that one does not really possess. It is pretending having some desirable or publicly approved value.

Examples of this is a person working for animal rights and beats animals.

Or an abusive priest.

Or a stealing judge.

These are examples of keeping two distinct and to an extent opposing value systems that are separate and unintegrated while remaining more or less unconscious of the contradiction. 

 

To consider:

When do you show contradictory values?

How often?

Is this a problem for you?

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Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism Compartmentalization
Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism Compartmentalization