Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism projection (1 minute read)
This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism projection“ continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by getting to know and manage your feelings.
Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism projection:
Projection is placing undesired thoughts, feelings or impulses onto another person who does not have these. It is about projecting something we do not like about ourselves onto someone else to protect us from having to acknowledge the parts of us that we do not like.
For example, a wife may be angry at her partner for not listening, when it is the angry wife who does not listen.
Or a cheating spouse who is accusing their partner for being unfaithful.
Or when someone who is talking extensively accuses another person of being a poor listener when trying to talk.
Projection is often the result of a lack of insight of own motivations and feelings even if they think they know themselves. It is also about finding scape goats: blaming someone else for something one is responsible for.
People who feel inferior and have low self-esteem can project their fear of not being good enough onto others. Racism and homophobia are sometimes examples of this type of projection.
People who accept their weaknesses tend not to project.
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