Horney's Defense Mechanisms

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Individual Differences (Psychodynamic Approach) Flashcards on Horney's Defense Mechanisms, created by katherine93 on 09/04/2013.

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BLIND SPOTS Painful experiences ignored so unaware of own contradictions
ELUSIVENESS Always sit on the fence so cannot be criticised
CYNICISM No expectation = no disappointment
ARBITRARY RIGHTNESS Believe they are always right
EXCESSIVE SELF CONTROL Do not express emotions to control conflicts
RATIONALISATION Plausible but inaccurate excuses for actions
COMPARTMENTALISATION Separating incompatible beliefs so they do not appear inconsistent