Projections, Fears and Stories

Psychological Perspectives

You might remember from previous articles that psychological projection occurs when we experience another person, object or situation in a way that is influenced by our unconscious (hidden) psychologies. This is similar to a movie projector casting an image on a screen. We see the image but not the screen. During projection, unconscious content is experienced but not the actual person, object or situation. In other words, we see and experience parts of ourselves through our projections.

When people make claims about situations that are biased or lacking in validity, often it is due to their pr...


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