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Reaction formation

: a psychological defense mechanism in which one form of behavior substitutes for or conceals a diametrically opposed repressed impulse in order to protect against it.

– Merriam-Webster dictionary

Some people burn bridges, I tend to hurl wrecking balls at them. Drunken fists full.

Sometimes we say and do things we don’t mean
because it’s easier than being vulnerable.

To get a reaction, even if it’s a bad one. So you can run away from an insurmountable problem you’ve created than to admit and endure what’s really bothering you.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on September 19, 2010 at 8:08 am, filed under Psychology, Self-diagnoses and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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