introjection
A psychological defense mechanism involving appropriation of an external happening and its assimilation by the personality, making it a part of the self. [intro- + L. jacto, to throw]

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n.
(in psychoanalysis) the process of adopting, or of believing that one possesses, the qualities of another person. This can be a form of defence mechanism. See also identification.

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in·tro·jec·tion (in″tro-jekґshən) [intro- + L. jacēre to throw] an immature, unconscious defense mechanism in which loved or hated external objects are absorbed into the self; anxiety is diminished by reducing the possibility of loss in the case of a loved object, or by internally controlling aggression on the part of a hated object.

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  • introjection — /in treuh jek sheuhn/, n. Psychoanal. an unconscious psychic process by which a person incorporates into his or her own psychic apparatus the characteristics of another person or object. [1865 70; INTRO + (IN)JECTION] * * * …   Universalium

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