acting out

acting out
An overt act or set of actions that provides an emotional outlet for the expression of emotional conflicts (usually unconscious).

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act·ing out (akґting out) the expression of unconscious feelings and fantasies in behavior; reacting to present situations as if they were the original situation that gave rise to the feelings and fantasies, i.e., acting out of a transference. Often applied imprecisely to any sort of disapproved impulsive behavior.

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