ARMORING

n. an effective and natural defense mechanism used to distance oneself by withholding the expression of emotion. This can be accomplished through blocking experiences and expressions of life-affirming emotions (for example, sadness, joy, anger, grief, and fear).

ARMORING: "A person may engage in armoring by blocking out emotions and withholding the expression of them."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ARMORING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/armoring/ (accessed November 18, 2019).
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