Fahrenheit 451 Week 3 Defense Mechanisms

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Defense mechanisms are a way help cope with stressors in our life in a protective way. They can be healthy and unhealthy. They form a barrier from those who want to harm us, protect us from anxiety, and are a tension reducer. Defense mechanisms change unacceptable impulses into acceptable ones by unconsciously blocking impulses, which reduces anxiety.
Three defense mechanisms I use are displacement, repression, and rationalization. Displacement is taking thoughts or feelings that are directed to a person or object and redirecting them to another person or object that has no connection with the thought or feeling (Sharf, 2015). When working a long, stressful day, I tend to displace my feelings toward my family instead of toward work problems.
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