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introjection

 [in″tro-jek´shun]
an unconscious defense mechanism considered immature, in which loved or hated external objects are absorbed into the self as a means of diminishing anxiety by reducing the fear of loss (in the case of a loved object) or by internalizing the aggressive characteristic and putting it under control (in the case of a hated object).

in·tro·jec·tion

(in'trō-jek'shŭn),
A psychological defense mechanism involving appropriation of an external happening and its assimilation by the personality, making it a part of the self.
[intro- + L. jacto, to throw]

introjection

/in·tro·jec·tion/ (in″trah-jek´shun) a mental mechanism in which the standards and values of other persons or groups are unconsciously and symbolically taken within oneself.

introjection

(ĭn′trə-jĕk′shən)
n.
An unconscious defense mechanism in which one incorporates characteristics of another person or object into one's own psyche.

in′tro·ject′ v.

introjection

[-jek′shən]
Etymology: L, intro + jacere, to throw
an ego defense mechanism whereby an individual unconsciously incorporates into his own ego structure the qualities of another person, usually a significant other. It happens early in life and continues less intensely throughout.

in·tro·jec·tion

(in'trō-jek'shŭn)
A psychological defense mechanism involving appropriation of an external happening and its assimilation by the personality, making it a part of the self.
[intro- + L. jacto, to throw]
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The Removal step allows the Vaded state to choose whether or not it wants the introject to remain in its specific inner space.
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Although the painter tries to introject life itself into the painting and to immure her alive in it, the portrait instead becomes an encryptment in which death rather than life is buried alive.
For the abject introjects dialectic as paralysis, rather than incorporating ambivalence into dialectic.
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The demotion activated an introject which was formed due to the trauma he experienced as a child (his grandmother being very aggressive), which aggravated his performance anxiety.
introjects from parents or early authorities, social and cultural norms.
The only things the baby introjects are his own projections stripped of meaning: a nameless dread (Bion, 1962, 1967a).
One is, of course, supposed to keep introjects to oneself (they are part of one's silence), but by exhibiting testimony of his silence, Long invites us to accompany him on his walks.
While ego states are physiological neural pathways created over time, Introjects are the internalised impressions we hold of other people as they were perceived at a given point in time.
In its place I adopt a new identity, aligned with the apparent source of power, and this split results in the beginnings of identification with parental or other external introjects.
Watkins (1978) identifies three sources: they can be pathological, arising from (1) trauma and (2) parental introjects, or they can be created through (3) normal development.