Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism repression (1 minute read)
This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the primitive defense mechanism repression“ 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 repression:
This post starts with the less primitive, more mature defence mechanisms since they are used by most adults. They are signs of some psychological development. They often work, at least temporarily, but are not ideal ways of dealing with emotions, stress and anxiety. They are more about temporarily managing tough situations.
Repression is when we unconsciously avoid thinking about threatening or anxious creating events. With unconsciously means making the thoughts, feelings and impulses stay out of our knowledge. Instead the repressed thoughts and feelings becomes a dynamic force in the unconscious and asserts itself in different ways in thoughts, feelings and reactions. Hence, repression unconsciously blocks unacceptable thoughts, feelings and impulses. This becomes problematic since it makes them difficult to control while they still produce disturbing psychological symtoms and problems in our lives. This is also true in the case of repressed memories. It is important to remember that repressed memories most often get altered by life experiences and new information.
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