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    can't handcuff the wind Z Buck McFate's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancalagon View Post
    Can you give an example of this? Sounds interesting, but "what's hiding in the unconscious" is vague enough that I'm not actually sure what it means.
    Defense mechanisms would be an example of unconscious reactions (we usually don't know we're doing them) that protect the ego from discomfort: 15 Common Defense Mechanism.




    Also, if it (whatever it is) is hiding in the unconscious, how can we become aware of it? It's (almost by definition) in our blind spot.
    There are ways to cultivate self-awareness. Essentially it's about acknowledging/accepting the things about ourselves and/or feelings we don't want to be having (etc) that get pushed into that blind spot. I'm feeling too lazy to think too hard about it right now (lol), but I'll maybe come back and post links to examples later (if no one else does it first).
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    @Z Buck McFate

    Yay! Even if Freud got many things wrong, I think he was amazingly insightful about the defense mechanisms. My own take is that they relate more strongly to the Enneagram, and mindfulness is a tool that helps us become more aware of when they are engaged.

    Of course, I suspect I'm biased because my defense mechanisms map better to the NT ones (as described in "Was that Really Me?"), than the typical NF ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post

    Yay! Even if Freud got many things wrong, I think he was amazingly insightful about the defense mechanisms. My own take is that they relate more strongly to the Enneagram, and mindfulness is a tool that helps us become more aware of when they are engaged.
    I very much agree with all of this.

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    Bumping.

    Because sometimes looking through old reps for a specific thread leads me to finding other threads I liked. This one didn't get enough people to respond.
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