Projecting; is the projection of emotions that exist within an individual onto another individual as a coping mechanism.
This is something people do to others, mostly without meaning to. People use it as a way to avoid confronting something within themselves. Usually feelings, they are uncomfortable with. Unfortunately, the projector person often doesn’t announce to the rest of the world that they are projecting their own issues and insecurities onto everyone else. Which means that often times those projector people are critical and end up hurting others.
Don’t let yourself be falsely labeled by an individual. Just because they are trying to avoid dealing with their own feelings, or because they won’t own their own desires. Projecting can happen in all sorts of ways. There are many examples of this;
- Parents living out their own dreams through their children.
- Someone who is in a bad relationship telling you your relationship if floundering.
- It’s someone with a drug or alcohol problem who accuses anyone who tries to help them of having control issues.
Most of the time the projector doesn’t even see their own behavior. However, that doesn’t mean the rest of us have to blindly allow someone to label us. Just because someone labels you doesn’t make it true.
Before you take someone’s words too heavily, make sure that they aren’t projecting their deep beliefs, fears, and desires, onto you.
Because you are made for so many great things. So much more than just embodying someone else’s fears and problems.
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Great post! I agree with you. We know ourselves better than anyone so we shouldn’t let others define who we are as a person. We shouldn’t take someone’s words too heavily, especially if it’s not true because they might be just projecting their own fears and problems onto you.