Monday, January 13, 2014

Defense mechanisms with images

I was learning defense mechanisms and I found really good illustrations, pictures and comics on them.
I thought of putting them all together in one place so everyone else can see and revise them faster! I also added some side notes here and there.

Also, since it's taking me a lot of time to complete all the mechanisms in this post, I have published the incomplete one. I'll keep updating it as and when possible.
If you have good images for other defense mechanisms please, please submit them to me at
You will help me complete this post faster (and search for images so much more easy! =D )

Disclaimer: The humor and comics are pedagogical tool to promote learning. It is not intended to mock or downplay the seriousness of these conditions.

All these images are from Google. If you own the copyright for any of these images and want them taken down I am happy to do so. I do not claim to own any material on this post.
Defense mechanisms
Defense mechanisms are tools of the ego, used to manage internal conflicts between demands of id and restrictions of superego.
Paranoid delusions result from the use of projection.
Denial is often the first response to bad news. Substance abusers are often in denial and hence refuse rehabilitation.
Borderline personality disorders use splitting. Prejudice and stereotypes are often the result of splitting.
Regression is common when people are tired, ill or uncomfortable.
 Symptoms created are real, not merely imagined.
Identification (Introjection)
In classical Freudian psychoanalytic theory, child's identification with the same-sex parent is the successful resolution of the Oedipus complex.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing. These cartoons are quite helpful. I am about to teach this topic for the first time and I know these will aid with comprehension


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