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projecting

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:59 am
by logan65
if I interpret a reading (alcoholics anonymous)does that mean I am projecting?

Re: projecting

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:12 am
by dijmart
What?? Can u explain what you mean??

Re: projecting

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:46 pm
by logan65
would my interpretation of what another person said or wrote be projecting?...would I have to be "in my head"?

Re: projecting

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:02 pm
by dijmart
logan65 wrote:would my interpretation of what another person said or wrote be projecting?...would I have to be "in my head"?


Projection is a psychological defense mechanism in which individuals attribute characteristics they find unacceptable in themselves to another person.

Re: projecting

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:40 pm
by Webwanderer
logan65 wrote:would my interpretation of what another person said or wrote be projecting?...would I have to be "in my head"?

The way I see it is that it could be, depending on what you do with the information you're getting. It could also be an exploration of the possibilities of another's perspective and be quite valuable. The exploration of ideas and possibilities is key to moving forward in an evolutionary context of consciousness. Making judgments on another's ideas can be more problematic in that such judgments can be constrictive to one's perspective. Again it depends on how you perceive and acclimate to the information.

WW

Re: projecting

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:21 pm
by logan65
ww that was very helpful,thanks a lot.