Mental Self defense

Self defense (The mental and the physical state)


When ever human beings encounter troubled situations, the mind, sets up a self-defense mechanism to counter the situation. This is a normal reaction expected out of every human being. However the degree of self-defense could vary from individual to individual.

The reasons for the self-defense mechanism to slacken could be due to several reasons. Most of reasons are due to the, negative feelings and vibes, the society around us, competition, work tension etc. As a result of the negative vibes, one looses the power of reasoning, thus causing a mental imbalance and loss of individuality.

The visible symptoms are reflected by the fact that one tends to act in a manner contrary to ones normal behavior and some times the actions could be self-inflicted pain or acting in a way that obstructs the progress of others. There are also signs which may not be visible but would be reactions out of self-pity, closing of oneself from all forms of communication, pessimism etc.

In order that one develops a self-defense mechanism to fight against situations arising out of negative attitudes, one has to be wary against the failure of the self-defense mechanism and its causes, symptoms, effects and actions. A positive and nothing is impossible attitude along with mental and physical exercise would bring in the necessary attitude to be of a strong mental state and thereby develop the mental self defenses during any emergency situation.


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  1. MOKSHA says:

    THE TERM DEFENCE MECHANISM WAS FIRST COINED BY FATHER OF PSYCHOLOGY SIGMUND FREUD . DEFENCE MECAHNISMS ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL WAYS OF REDUCING FRUSTRATION WHICH ARISES DUE TO VARIOUS REASONS IN LIFE. THERE ARE ABOUT 20 DEFENCE MECHANISM SOME OF THEM ARE 1) DISPALACEMENT …..in which the person removes his frustration on something which is not the actual cause or source of his frustration for eg ) when a mother hits a boy the boy hits the dall or younger sibling to reduce his frustration. 2) REGRESSION , 3) PROJECTION , 4) SWEET LIME RATIONALIZATION , 5) SUBLIMATION , 6) IDENTIFICATION , 7) DAY DREAMING ETC ARE SOME OF THE OTHER DEFENCE MECHANISM.

  2. betterlife says:

    You are right that acting in self-defense to counter any situation is a normal human reaction expected out of every human being. I have always believed that addressing every situation with a positive attitude is the best form of self-defense. It will defend us and will not cause any unintended harm to others.

    “प्रेम करो सबसे, नफरत न करो किसी से”
    “Love all, Hate none”

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