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I believe that I use a complex of all defensive mechanisms mentioned in the lecture just as everybody else However until I encountered psychology I wasnt aware that very often the way I acted was a situation when I used a defensive mechanism from psychological point of view For instance now I realize that I use rationalization as a way to find an explanation for issues that bother me or to defend myself in situations that dont follow the course I want Very often when I cant get what I want I try to comfort myself by looking on the bright side of the things For example if I plan to go somewhere and something happens that I cant make it I try to think positive and find the advantages of the situation I say to myself Well I cant go there indeed but thats fine I have nothing to lose There are so many things I have to do here and the weather is going to be bad So Im better off staying at home and do my home works I can go there some other time after all This situation in fact refers to something that is happening to me today I had a plan to go to Florida for the weekend with my girlfriend and come back on Tuesday The idea occurred last week I was at work and I found out that I was off the entire week I decided to go somewhere with my girlfriend because both of us had been working a lot recently and we thought we really needed to spend some time together We chose Florida made reservations in a hotel rented a car and bought plain tickets Surprisingly yesterday I was called by my manager and I was told that today Monday there was a staff meeting at my work which I had to attend In the beginning when I heard that I
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