Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism dissociation (1 minute read)
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Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism dissociation:
Dissociation is when a person loses track of time, thoughts or themselves as well as their self-image. It is both an experience as when drifting off or when switching to another part of our personality or a more permanent state as when having multiple personalities. It can also be about only identifying with the parts of oneself that others and oneself like, which creates a distorted self-perception.
Many people who use dissociation often have a disconnected view of themselves.
Examples of dissociation is when talking about or feeling something psychologically dangerous and suddenly loosing track of what one was about to say.
Or when disconnecting from a challenging conversation by looking away.
Dissociation is also a common instinctive response to trauma, a survival mechanism protecting against fear, pain and horror that over time can become problematic.
More serious and prolonged dissociation is common when have been exposed to childhood abuse or rape.
When do you lose track of yourself? How often? Is this a problem for you?
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