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Psychological Projection: What it is and What it Teaches Us

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You are probably more familiar with psychological projection than you realize! Have you ever had an argument with someone or listened to a friend complain about having an argument with their spouse or family member?

I am sure that you have, and you have also likely heard them say things like, “You’re projecting your emotions on me,” or “My husband won’t stop projecting when we try to discuss things.” What does the term projection mean, though?

Why do we do it? Is it bad, or can we learn something from it? The first thing that you might not know about projection is that it is an actual psychological term.

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