The mind tries to identify the task the body has done with some idol figure of his.


The mind tries to blame others for what it itself is not ready to accept.


The mind tries to find reasons to justify the guilt it has about something.

Reaction formation

The mind expresses the changed feelings to the concerned person rather than expressing his true feelings.


The mind does not accept the fact easily and comforts itself by denying the fact to itself.

Screen memory

Memories that serve as representations of important childhood experiences.


The mind channels the drives that threaten it into acceptable outlets.

The reality principle

The mind tries to avoid negative feelings and tries to get back its normal feeling of happiness back as the state of mind. This is a primary process.


The mind just to satisfy its feeling of anxiety tries to do things which might help him get relief of that anxiety.

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