Substitution- The replacement of a highly valued, unacceptable, or unavailable object by a less valuable, acceptable, or available object.  A woman wants to marry a man exactly like her dead father and settles for someone who looks a little bit like him.  Helps a person achieve goals and minimizes frustration and disappointment.

Great list of defense mechanisms, their definition, and relatable examples

Psychology: codependency defined! Good way of putting it! Give Them A Voice is an advocacy foundation. www.noworkingtitle.org

I think I know 6 little peeps with this issue.some are rising above.some are still ridiculously codependent

Probably cause they're in pain. Same thing happens with physical.

People who are constantly suffering from emotional wounds tend to easily get annoyed with others for no apparent reason.

Sigmund Freud | Simply Psychology

Freud- the psychic apparatus

10 Things to Move Forward--a very well organized, solid list of tips of how to move forward, all based on what you MUST give up.

10 Things You Must Give Up!

10 Thing You Must Give Up to Move Forward by Stephen Covey. This is exactly the mindset I need for the new year

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Epidemic of the Ego's Disguises Ego is from the Latin meaning " I " Ego is the same word in English and in Latin. However in English it means more than I. It has a psychological meaning to it .

thepsychmind:  Fun Psychology facts here!

the psych mind: Fun Psychology facts here!

10 TOXIC Personalities Living Inside You

Miss Audacious Hottness Project, 10 Toxic Personalities Living Inside You

Living Life and Being Happy-Building Healthy Relationships: Life Is Hard!! How do people Deal with it!

Examples of Defenses Mechanisms

The concept of the unconscious is for me an exclusively psychological concept, and not a philosophical concept of a metaphysical nature. In my view the unconscious is a psychological borderline concept, which covers all psychic contents or processes that are not conscious, i.e., not related to the ego in any perceptible way. My justification for speaking of the existence of unconscious processes at all is derived simply and solely from experience. ~Carl Jung; Definitions; CW 6, par. 837.

The concept of the unconscious is for me an exclusively psychological concept, and not a philosophical concept of a metaphysical nature. In my view the unconscious is a psychological borderline concept, which covers all psychic contents or processes that are not conscious, i.e., not related to the ego in any perceptible way. My justification for speaking of the existence of unconscious processes at all is derived simply and solely from experience. ~Carl Jung; Definitions; CW 6, par. 837.

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