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“Projections of Columns” by Anonymous, British, 18th century via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0


Sublimation: “a mature defense mechanism where socially unacceptable idealizations are (un)consciously transformed into socially acceptable actions or behavior.”
 
this does not include,
however,
blaming others for your actions
      – intentional or not –
especially when you find your own behavior

  • embarrassing
  • reprehensible
  • baffling
  •  
    that’s called projection
    “a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.”
     
    talk about bad for mental health
     
     
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