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What's your primary coping mechanism?
Intellectualization/Rationalization 19%  19%  [ 12 ]
Intellectualization/Rationalization 19%  19%  [ 12 ]
Repression 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Repression 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Denial 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Denial 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
"Undoing" ("Making up For") 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
"Undoing" ("Making up For") 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Fantasy/Withdrawal 15%  15%  [ 9 ]
Fantasy/Withdrawal 15%  15%  [ 9 ]
Acting Out 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Acting Out 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Sublimation 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Sublimation 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Suppression 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Suppression 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Displacement 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Displacement 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Grandiosity/Arrogance 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Grandiosity/Arrogance 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Projection 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Projection 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Splitting/Idealization-Devaluation 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Splitting/Idealization-Devaluation 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dissociation 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
Dissociation 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 62

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06 Feb 2006, 1:18 pm

get depressed, cry, and have a good moan to anyone who'll listen. Then listen to music, sleep, and stop thinking about it wherever possible (I suppose that's possibly a form of denial.)


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12 Feb 2006, 4:06 pm

I think that I tend towards arrogance. This is because I have always been a loner and my self-esteem has been badly damaged in the past. Arrogance is in its own way a rationalization though. I rationalize my problems by declaring myself too good for these problems and making these problems a creation of the world rather than of myself. Certainly at some level I realize the untrue nature of my assertions and I most certainly realize that there are many people who are more capable than myself and such however, I sort of use my arrogance as a psychological tool to get motivation in terms of working hard and to protect myself from the problems that I will face in the future by claiming to have confidence and ability.