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Is there a medical term for transferring unconsciously your

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Is there a medical term for transferring unconsciously your situation and anger for your grandmother or your mother throughout your life to your wife with all the pent up baggage without realizing it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Rossi :


Dr. Rossi :
Are you referring to the defense mechanism of displacement?

It can be done subconsciously.
Dr. Rossi :

There may have been instances where something within the behavior of the person you were displacing the anger onto that subtly reminded you of those for whom you held angry feelings.

Dr. Rossi :

You were asking if it can be a behavior that you're not conscious of - Yes, a person can subconsciously act out different defense mechanisms.

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