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in·tro·jec·tion

 (ĭn′trə-jĕk′shən)
n.
An unconscious defense mechanism in which one incorporates characteristics of another person or object into one's own psyche.

[German Introjektion : Latin intrō-, intro- + Latin -iectiō, -iectiōn-, throwing (from iactus, past participle of iacere, to throw; see inject).]

in′tro·ject′ v.

introject

(ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkt)
vb
1. (Psychology) (intr) (esp of a child) to incorporate ideas of others, or (in fantasy) of objects
2. (Psychology) to turn (feelings for another) towards oneself

introject


Past participle: introjected
Gerund: introjecting

Imperative
introject
introject
Present
I introject
you introject
he/she/it introjects
we introject
you introject
they introject
Preterite
I introjected
you introjected
he/she/it introjected
we introjected
you introjected
they introjected
Present Continuous
I am introjecting
you are introjecting
he/she/it is introjecting
we are introjecting
you are introjecting
they are introjecting
Present Perfect
I have introjected
you have introjected
he/she/it has introjected
we have introjected
you have introjected
they have introjected
Past Continuous
I was introjecting
you were introjecting
he/she/it was introjecting
we were introjecting
you were introjecting
they were introjecting
Past Perfect
I had introjected
you had introjected
he/she/it had introjected
we had introjected
you had introjected
they had introjected
Future
I will introject
you will introject
he/she/it will introject
we will introject
you will introject
they will introject
Future Perfect
I will have introjected
you will have introjected
he/she/it will have introjected
we will have introjected
you will have introjected
they will have introjected
Future Continuous
I will be introjecting
you will be introjecting
he/she/it will be introjecting
we will be introjecting
you will be introjecting
they will be introjecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been introjecting
you have been introjecting
he/she/it has been introjecting
we have been introjecting
you have been introjecting
they have been introjecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been introjecting
you will have been introjecting
he/she/it will have been introjecting
we will have been introjecting
you will have been introjecting
they will have been introjecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been introjecting
you had been introjecting
he/she/it had been introjecting
we had been introjecting
you had been introjecting
they had been introjecting
Conditional
I would introject
you would introject
he/she/it would introject
we would introject
you would introject
they would introject
Past Conditional
I would have introjected
you would have introjected
he/she/it would have introjected
we would have introjected
you would have introjected
they would have introjected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introject - (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
value - an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has old-fashioned values"
Verb1.introject - incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
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One can be totally unconscious of its existence, identify with it as an introject, project it on to another, or acknowledge, confront and integrate the complex, in other words, develop consciousness.
For example, techniques such as participatory, community-based disaster management or adaptive co-management introject the outside's affective force into post-liberal governance (Grove, 2014).
The insecure citizen grasps the prowess of self-surveillance as the culture of surveillance has compelled her to introject principles of conduct and the cognizance that any of her undertakings are being supervised and reported.
The Expression step encourages and allows the Vaded state to say everything it would like to say to the introject (internalized impression, usually of another person) that gave it fear or rejection.
The importance of the paternal figure for Plath's psychic life is also sustained by her relation to her dead father Otto, her hatred for her mother being but an evasion, a defensive mechanism meant to keep the repressed father introject from breaking into consciousness and disturbing its fragile balance.
I want to use this addendum to introject a futurist accent into the discussion started at the conference.
The conclusion is reached that people do not so much use lavatories as actively inhabit or introject them, highlighting a general ignorance in our lives about the role such places habitually play.
Individuals' level of trust in government is associated with their ability to introject the equity and safety they crave as genuine realities existing independently in the universe and beyond.
6) As his introject she is energised by his non-differentiated libidinal-aggressive effluence.
If the words the child speaks nail the world in place, expressing the being of objects, and objects obey the definitions we offer, then, by extension, we introject this sense of language's ability to guarantee the phenomenal world's stability, reading off of it our sense that language can name and guarantee the integrity of our "inner reality.
3) They may unconsciously introject those persons' or associations' values.
It is insofar as we introject the exquisite corpse that Glover--our projection--has to kill; it is insofar as we enjoy transcending our monstrosity that Glover enjoys transcending his disability.