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Big Five Traits:

Conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness to experience, and extraversion.

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Rationalization

A defence mechanism that involves supplying a reasonable sounding explanation for unacceptable feelings and behaviour to conceal one's underlying motives or feelings.

2

Reaction Formation

A defence mechanism that involved unconsciously replacing threatening inner wishes and fantasies with an exaggerated version of their opposite.

3

Projection

A defence mechanism that involves attributing one's own threatening feelings, motives, or impulses to another person or group.

4

Regression

A defends mechanism in which the ego deals with internal conflict and perceived thread by reverting to an immature behaviour or earlier stage of development.

5

Displacement

A defence mechanism that involves sifting unacceptable wishes or drives to a neutral or less threatening alternative.

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Identification

A defends mechanism that helps deal with feelings of threat and anxiety by enabling us unconsciously to take on the characteristics of another person who seems more powerful or better able to cope.

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Sublimation

A defence mechanism that involves channeling unacceptable sexual or aggressive drives into socially acceptable and culturally enhancing activities.