an unconscious psychic process by which a person incorporates into his or her own psychic apparatus the characteristics of another person or object.
Origin of introjection
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In the case of introjection, he falls into a ludicrous self-deification or moral self-laceration.
This second piece is the one which has been altered by introjection and which contains the lost object.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego
psychol the act or process of introjecting
Word Origin for introjection
C20: from intro- + (pro) jection
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The process of incorporating the characteristics of a person or object unconsciously into one's psyche, often as a defense mechanism.
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