Introjection



[in-truh-jek-shuh n] /ˌɪn trəˈdʒɛk ʃən/

noun, Psychoanalysis.
1.
an unconscious psychic process by which a person incorporates into his or her own psychic apparatus the characteristics of another person or object.
/ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkʃən/
noun
1.
(psychol) the act or process of introjecting
n.

1866, from intro- + stem abstracted from projection. In philosophical and psychoanalytical use, from German introjektion.

introjection in·tro·jec·tion (ĭn’trə-jěk’shən)
n.
The process of incorporating the characteristics of a person or object unconsciously into one’s psyche, often as a defense mechanism.
in’tro·ject’ v.

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