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What is projection?
According to Webster’s dictionary, projection is the attribution of one's own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to objects; especially : the externalization of blame, guilt, or responsibility as a defense against anxiety.
Example of projection
Projection is a defense mechanism where an individual attributes their own unacceptable thoughts, feelings, or motives onto another person. For eg: when you hate someone and your superego tells you that such kind of hatred is unacceptable, you end up believing that they hate you.