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Duane P. Schultz + 1 other
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ISBN: 9781305652958

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Chapter 5, Problem 11RQ
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Contrast the tyranny of the shoulds with the process of externalization.

Summary Introduction

To contrast:

The tyranny of the shoulds with the process of externalization.

Introduction:

Horney had described the behavior of the neurotic as they want to be perfect. They must behave in a certain way; they must respect everyone and many more. All these things make them to run from their self-image and compensate them for behaving in that way only. Externalization is a defense mechanism which explains that the person leaves the real image and project oneself in a way that is likable to the society.

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Externalization is a defense mechanism in which an individual tries to neglect the actual borders and projects oneself as perfect to the outside world. Same is the tyranny of shoulds, one frame the perfectionist images and deny the real self-image. He/she tries to be a perfect student, parent, spouse or a child so that everyone perceives them to be perfect and unique...

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