Featuring Id, Ego, and Super Ego
Why do we have defense mechanisms?
An example of this would be denying the fact that your doctor has diagnosed you with a deadly disease and denying the fact of it and creating an alternative answer in your mind.
An example of this is when you develop a strong dislike or bias to a group or a person and take your dislike to the extreme
All the Ego's
Ego: This basically is the peacekeeper between our sanity and the chaos of our unconscious mind. This is the main manager of our personality. It seeks pleasure and avoids pain.
Super Ego: Incorporates the morals and values of society. Also is controls Id's impulses, and it has two systems conscience and ideal self.
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- Grohol, J. (n.d.). 15 Common Defense Mechanisms. Retrieved December 15, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-defense-mechanisms/0001251