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What Your ‘Go-To’ Defense Mechanism Says About You

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I’ve joked before that one of the reasons I’m able to remain fairly functional through hard times is that my defense mechanisms are stellar at working overtime.

These defense mechanisms, defined as unconscious attempts to hide, suppress, or control conflict, help us deal with often hard-to-process realities, protecting our egos, our sense of self, our relationships, and the very fabric of truth we cling to in order to survive in this messy, messy world.

In some ways, it’s good that we have these defense mechanisms – I honestly don’t know if I’d be able to function without them.

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