Defense behavior review

Dr. Sanity provides a quick review of defense mechanisms categorized by level of psychological pathology: psychotic, immature, neurotic, or mature. Examples are provided for each technique.

These behaviors should be considered when evaluating arguments. You might find them in unexpected places and being able to place them might help you understand the debate better.

But, of course, one needs to be careful because perceptions that lead to conclusions can also be defensive. Objective observation and analysis of behavior is something that seems very easy but turns out to be extremely difficult.

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