After reading each senario select which Defense Mechanism best fits the each of them! (Mr. T, Ms. C,....)
T is a 40-year-old businessperson who recently
completed a round of court-ordered psychotherapy and AA meetings that resulted
from two arrests in the space of two years for DUI (driving under the influence).
With his driver’s license reinstated and no longer being compelled to attend
therapy or groups, it’s back to the usual routine—90-minute business lunches
with important clients that usually include anywhere from one to three
Try to find out what’s going on in the mind of T.
H has just broken up with her fiancé after an
eight-year-long relationship. She and her significant other had been dating all
throughout college, and all their mutual friends had been assuming that they
would be getting married. Interestingly, now that the relationship is over, Ms.
H’s friends have been commenting to each other that they see less of her than
they did while she was attached. She’s never available for clubbing and other
social activities that are typical of the newly
SO – what’s the deal with Ms. H, anyway?
P recently finished an MBA program and was faced with
the happy dilemma of choosing between three different high-powered, well-paying
corporate positions. After much deliberation, he/she chose the highest paying
job of the three. Unfortunately, this job has turned out to be much more
routine than expected, with little client contact or creative opportunities in
sales and marketing. It does have an excellent vacation plan, benefits, and
retirement options along with the lavish salary.
Ask P how he/she is feeling about this job and its
place in his/her career goals.
Ms. R is in her spring semester of her second year at
community college, waiting to transfer into UCLA. She and her best friend were both eligible
and competing for the same academic scholarship for aspiring chemistry majors.
Her best friend won the scholarship. Now, Ms. R’s roommates have noticed quite
a change in her. They all used to get along so well.
Find out what’s going on with Ms. R.
C is a senior in high school. Two months prior to
graduation, C’s parents have announced that they are getting divorced after
being married for over 27 years. C’s friends all comment that C seems to be
handling this crisis so well.
What is the secret of C’s calm and collected demeanor?
Ms. L has been up to now a straight-A student at
community college. This semester, she is taking a history class in which she is
having an unusually hard time maintaining her typical level of performance. In
fact, she is barely pulling a “C”.
Find out what she thinks the source of the trouble is
and what she believes she needs to do to fix it.