Friday, May 22, 2009

EGO defence mechanism...

in Psychiatry theres something called Ego defense mechanism which are psychological strategies brought into play by various entities to cope with reality and to maintain self-image. Healthy persons normally use different defenses throughout life.Defense Mechanisms is to protect the mind/self/ego from anxiety, social sanctions or to provide a refuge from a situation with which one cannot currently cope.

Sublimation is one such kind[class 4 type] where there is Transformation of negative emotions or instincts into positive actions, behavior, or emotion...like a person loving nude/porn expresses it as a photographer or a painter[one famous painter here in India frequently does that]!!...

actually i loved this concept and have been really fascinated to do more research on it!!

13 comments:

Arun Kumar said...

interesting..whos that painter btw???

Mariposa said...

Very interesting...and like I'm amaze with it!

Smita said...

Interesting hmmmm....

So to make my inner self happy I shud go shopping??

Pavi!!!! said...

interesting ..now im off to look for sulimation cases in the everyday walk of life!

the stygian sailor said...

Are going to research Porn? :)
I recommend National Pornographic

brocasarea said...

@ arun...one who painted maduri dixit!!...

Saranya said...

Yeah, psychological aspects do play a significant role in the treatment of patients.
Good luck with ur research. :)

aishu said...

thats very interesting and something which i've never heard about...and yeah all the best for your further research on it!

Raksha Raman said...

Now that's interesting...Sublimation,in other words finding ways to justify one's actions ;)

Vyazz said...

Hmmm...thats a nice concept!!!...Man ur really into psychiatry!!...Any plans to specialise in it??

Prats said...

Sounds awesomely interesting....
Sometimes after reading your posts I feel I should have studied medicine... Then on second thoughts the kind of fat books and long hours you do, I feel happy about myself :-)
not my cup of tea

Avanija said...

Interesting..... so are u ppl made to work in every med department before u pick the specialization?

Vani said...

Very interesting indeed..
Good luck with ur research :)