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Projection is listed here as a well-known ego-defence mechanism, but its celebrity status in the trials and tribulations of every-day life is unfamiliar to most people. That said you may have used this sentence in an argument or indeed it may have been directed at you by another, namely:

“That’s your s*hit, not mine, how dare you hang your stuff on me!”

projectionProjection is defined as a mechanism of self-deception, attributing to others one’s own unacceptable desires and impulses. Lustful, aggressive, or other impulses are seen as being possessed by ‘other people out there, but not by me,’ For example a man who is sexually attracted to a female colleague may maintain that it is she who is behaving seductively with him, thus, he does not have to recognise or deal with his own desires. 

Don Miguel Ruiz in his wonderful book The Four Agreements refers to projection in a subtle but very profound way. His observation in his second agreement with living and life is as follows:

Don’t take anything personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

The Bowen Theory best describes the Family Projection Process. The family projection process describes the primary way parents transmit their emotional problems to a child. The projection process can impair the functioning of one or more children and increase their vulnerability to clinical symptoms. Children inherit many types of problems (as well as strengths) through the relationships with their parents, but the problems they inherit that most affect their lives are relationship sensitivities such as heightened needs for attention and approval, difficulty dealing with expectations, the tendency to blame oneself or others, feeling responsible for the happiness of others or that others are responsible for one's own happiness, and acting impulsively to relieve the anxiety of the moment rather than tolerating anxiety and acting thoughtfully. If the projection process is fairly intense, the child develops stronger relationship sensitivities than his or her parents. The sensitivities increase a person's vulnerability to symptoms by fostering behaviours that escalate chronic anxiety in a relationship system.

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