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DEFENCE MECHANISM The dynamics of personality involve a continuosconflict between the ID and the counter forces ofthe EGO and SUPEREGO When dangerous ID impulses threaten to get outof control or when danger from the environmenttheatens the result is anxiety To deal with the threat the EGO may developdefence mechanism which are used to ward offanxiety and permit some gratifications indisguised formCONTDefence mechanism deny or distort reality Used to defend oneself when hurt Methods of protecting oneself against further pains Helps one get through difficulties and handle painfulsituations Defence mechanism is necessary for survival BUT when defence mechanism is used to often tohide your true feelings it stops being helpfulNB-Feeling must run their natural course no matter howpainful it isMAJOR DEFENCE MECHANISM RATIONALIZATION This is making excuse for a mistakeor failureAn attempt to preserve self esteem and to avoid feelingof guilty-Ratianal explanation are offered by a person in anattempt to justify a behaviour that may beunacceptablePeople are rationalizing when they make up a reason forsomething when the real reason is too painful to faceeg somebody has not done a homework and is afraidto go to school but say he doest want to go becausehe is sickCONT COMPENSATIONCovering up faults by trying to excel in otherareasIt is helpful because it helps one to achieve theirfull pontential or attain their

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