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alwaysinasnit

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2. Perhaps it is a case of compartmentalization.
Thu Dec 10, 2020, 06:57 PM
Dec 2020

Compartmentalization is a subconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance, or the mental discomfort and anxiety caused by a person's having conflicting values, cognitions, emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves.

Compartmentalization allows these conflicting ideas to co-exist by inhibiting direct or explicit acknowledgement and interaction between separate compartmentalized self-states.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compartmentalization_(psychology)

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