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Displacement: Everything You Need to Know

Spread the loveAs a defense mechanism, displacement involves shifting an emotional response from a rightful person or thing to the other person or thing. Defense mechanisms unconsciously shield the ego from discomfort or suffering; they were first proposed by Sigmund Freud and his daughter Anna Freud. Defense mechanisms like displacement have persisted even though many Freudian theories have been proven false over time. Displacement in Therapy and Mental Health Everyone uses defense mechanisms sometimes; displacement only affects mental health when it becomes frequent or interferes with everyday living, such as work or relationships. Displacement might temporarily ease anxiety or maintain self-esteem, but it eventually […]

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