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What is denial for (and do you really have to get out of it)?

2022-07-05T08:35:29.346Z

PSYCHOLOGY - This universal defense mechanism makes our lives more beautiful. But be careful not to lock yourself into a deleterious blindness...



Our psyche is definitely well done!

In case of adversity, faced with what is considered a threat to integrity, he draws on his arsenal and has the choice of weapons.

Thus, projection, repression, sublimation or even humor allow the human being to continue to live despite the vagaries and difficulties.

And among these unconscious and automatic strategies, there is a very practical one: denial.

"It can be defined as the action of refusing the reality of a perception experienced as dangerous or painful, and is part of the defense mechanisms, a concept introduced by Freud in psychopathology at the very beginning of the 20th century"

, specifies Serban Ionescu, psychiatrist and psychologist, professor emeritus at the

(Dunod).

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Denial fascinates, questions and leaves speechless.

How can we believe that a death, that a rupture did not take place?

Or not realizing you're sick?

Pregnant ?

Or…

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Source: lefigaro

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