Mature Defense Mechanism

Mature Defense Mechanism


→ Satisfying internal needs by helping others

→ Ex- Son dies in car accident with drunk father. Father later starts campaign on drunk driving


→ Planning in advance to deal with adverse and uncomfortable situation

→ Ex- Student plans all his arguments before going to home after a poor report card in exam


→ Using comedy to deal with adverse and uncomfortable situation / feeling

→ Ex- Two medical students joked and laughed at themselves after getting humiliated in a viva


→ Expression of unacceptable feelings in a socially acceptable manner

→ Ex- A middle aged painter with unacceptable sexual desires start making nude pictures


→ Voluntary decision to not think about an event for some time hence avoiding accompanying emotions

→ Ex- Stressed employee decides not to think of his boss or pending work at home

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