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What Coping Mechanism are you using?

– Acting out: not coping – giving in to the pressure to misbehave.
– Aim inhibition: lowering sights to what seems more achievable.
– Attack: trying to beat down that which is threatening you.
– Avoidance: mentally or physically avoiding something that causes distress.
– Compartmentalization: separating conflicting thoughts into separated compartments.
– Compensation: making up for a weakness in one area by gain strength in another.
– Conversion: subconscious conversion of stress into physical symptoms.
– Denial: refusing to acknowledge that an event has occurred.
– Displacement: shifting of intended action to a safer target.
– Dissociation: separating oneself from parts of your life.
– Fantasy: escaping reality into a world of possibility.
– Idealization: playing up the good points and ignoring limitations of things desired.
– Identification: copying others to take on their characteristics.
– Intellectualization: avoiding emotion by focusing on facts and logic.
– Passive aggression: avoiding refusal by passive avoidance.
– Projection: seeing your own unwanted feelings in other people.
– Rationalization: creating logical reasons for bad behavior.
– Reaction Formation: avoiding something by taking a polar opposite position.
– Regression: returning to a child state to avoid problems.
– Repression: subconsciously hiding uncomfortable thoughts.
– Somatization: psychological problems turned into physical symptoms.
– Sublimation: channeling psychic energy into acceptable activities.
– Suppression: consciously holding back unwanted urges.
– Symbolization: turning unwanted thoughts into metaphoric symbols.
– Trivializing: Making small what is really something big.
– Undoing: actions that psychologically ‘undo’ wrongdoings for the wrongdoer.