- 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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Examples from the Web for introjection
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
C20: from intro- + (pro) jection
Word Origin and History for introjection
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of incorporating the characteristics of a person or object unconsciously into one's psyche, often as a defense mechanism.