Proprium versus denial

“Proprium is the aspects of personality forming the integrated unity that constitutes the individual’s uniqueness and sense of individuality.”  —-Allport—-            Proprium is, further, the body senses; the awareness on the part of the individual of one’s identity, continuity, striving, and image. In other words, proprium is the self or ego of an individual. It does […]

Ego-defense mechanisms

Ego is the self, particularly the individual’s conception of oneself. It is capable to cope with anxiety by rational measures in most instances and if these are not sufficient,however, the ego resorts to irrational protective measures ,such as, rationalization, projection, denial of reality etc. These are referred to as ego-defense mechanisms as these alleviate the […]