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What is a Projection?

LightSun

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“What is a projection? To make changes one must know self and his or her usage with projections. What are a few dangerous aspects of projection?

Do you take ownership and together with it self responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, speech and actions? Or do you blast other people with your unknown to yourself unfinished business?

Do you lash out and blame reality for the way you feel? More importantly do you hold on to this loosen and bile of the soul?

In psychology we are trained to take ownership of our emotions. In addition of our own thoughts, speech and actions without lashing out with our own

unfinished business, unresolved conflicts, emotional baggage and our unhealed psychic wounds.

We do this by saying, “I think. I feel.” Those who are negative and blame others or the world are like pollution projecting their own issues unto others. I’ve learned long ago to never engage a person coming from a negative place and attitude.

You can’t reason with them. They are clearly coming from a place of irrationality, anger and negative energy.

Do not engage but walk away. Don’t be in a battle of protecting your ego just because someone is negative toward you.

They have life lessons to learn. To those as described above, they are emotionally, spiritually and psychologically immature.

Don’t show your own immaturity by arguing with them, or trying to get them to see your point of view or convince them you are right. For then you’d have two irrational people.

What both parties don’t understand is that philosophically both are projecting illusions of their own issues unto others. Neither party is practicing active listening skills.

Bruce Lee said, “Be like water” in his martial arts discipline. I employ a similar philosophy when it comes to my interpersonal dialogues. I don’t loose my cool.

Every attack by this person who was triggers and was argumentative. For each of her nonsensical subject opinionated attacks, inspired me on how to handle the situation.

In Judo, Jujitsu and Aikido we use the opponents attacks against them. Philosophically wise to not take anything personal.

Just stick to my boundaries which I clearly spell out for the person I am engaging in a conversation of hopefully mutual respect.” LightSun

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LightSun

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“What is inside manifests outwardly. This is not 100% truism. One can keep a cool level head and with human reason being to justice those that have clearly done wrong.

With that being said interpersonal encounters with insults and the like are produced from people with no awareness. Walk away. Do not engage.

It’s because they have unfinished business, unresolved conflicts, emotional baggage and in metaphor a psychic wound that they react from the start in blatant use of irrational distortions of human thought.

If you insult someone. You insult yourself and call yourself names. People don’t see this. I see it. I just ignore and block. Small minded people are not worth my time or attention.

You’d only sink to their level. There is no reasoning with them. You’re not going to change their opinion. You’re not going to prove your point through human reason because they are coming from a vantage universe of being irrational.

This will fall on totally deaf ears and blind eyes or third eye of people we stumble upon with poor non existent manners.

“They have ears but do not hear. They have eyes but do not see. They have brains but do not understand.” LightSun
 

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“The most dangerous psychological mistake is the projection of the shadow on to others: this is then root of almost all conflicts.” Carl Jung

“What a remarkable mind of his. Yes it is so simple and apparent. I reiterate we are a projective species. The conflicts in real life and social media are people who are undisciplined with their mind.

All of these individuals have undisciplined minds. What’s more they are pollution by venting negativity.

What is inside is manifest outside. If one is cognitively mindful, their serenity and calm mind will not be affected by adversity. Their mind can weather the storm of insults and negative projected energy.

It is no more than the hot air of a person triggered and who is unknowingly projecting what is inside them all along. What is inside them, all of their unresolved conflict, unconscious issues, emotional baggage and their unhealed psychic wound is projected outward.

1. They don’t realize they are triggered.

2. They don’t realize that they are projecting their reality unto another person or situation. Those who are triggered project their issues against people and reality. They blame people and situations for their emotions.

This is in strictly a dictionary sense their ignorance of the psychodynamics of the mind. They are blindly lashing out. They will continue to be triggered in the same weak spot for the rest of their lives.

3. They don’t realize that their negative comments are made up of their thought distortions.

Until they understand the message of the trigger and deal with reality objectively and with reason, they will continue as blind men to lash out against the illusions created by their own distorted thoughts. Or as Carl Jung terms their shadow self.

They are a pollution to others in life because their negative replies underneath reside their own unfinished business, unresolved conflicts, emotional baggage and unhealed aspects of a wounded psyche.

4. Our own thoughts and emotions are our responsibility. “I will take personal responsibility for my own thoughts, feelings, speech, writing and actions.”

Those that don’t practice these techniques are sleepers. They will continue to blame people and reality for their emotions. They never will know that their negativity is a reflection of what’s in their souls.” LightSun
 

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“Projection. What most people don’t know is that we all as a species project our realities unto others and life based on our belief system and cognitive schemas.

For those who are aware of this facet of Homo sapiens, they can be on guard and be more mindful before falling into a trap and getting triggered by another individual, and worse judging another based on their own understanding of reality.

For these who are more self aware can be more understanding and less judgmental. Those who are quick to judge usually are projecting their own unconscious stereotypes and prejudices. They are projecting their value system unto others blindly.” LightSun
 

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“Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.” Fredrich Nietzsche

“ I take personal responsibility for my own thoughts, feelings, speech, writing and actions irregardless of the person or the situation.

I am cognizant that no one can make me feel a negative emotion. They can only trigger what’s within.

In that case it is my responsibility and I will not be as pollution by venting or lashing out at external situations or people. I will not blame. I will be self responsible.” LightSun
 
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