Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism omnipotent control (1 minute read)
This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism omnipotent control“ continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by getting to know and manage your thoughts and feelings.
Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism omnipotent control:
Omnipotent control is a primary defense mechanism. It is about feeling invincible and having supernatural powers. It is also about feeling like one is having unlimited authority or influence over the surroundings.
Children have an omnipotent development phase when they feel they are superheroes with magical powers. This can remain a desire even for adults. Omnipotent control is a central dimension in some personality disorders such as narcissism and borderline.
It is also present to some extent when having obsessive thoughts as in magical thinking that specific rituals can influence unrelated situations.
Omnipotent control can also be about the primitive fantasy that the source of everything that happens is oneself – like being God or the chosen one in Psychosis.
It is thought to be based on not being able to recognize the separate existence of others and that others can have a will different from one’s own.
However, omnipotent control is also a sound and critical dimension of self-esteem with the important difference that here one accepts that others also can have omnipotent control – that we all are special and unique.
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