BLIND SPOT

n. in vision, refers to the area of the eye where the image hits the optic disk and, thus, cannot be seen. In psychoanalysis, refers to the defense put up against recognizing impulses or recalling repressed memories which threaten the person.

BLIND SPOT: "The blind spot is a defense mechanism which prevents the recognition of one's true feelings because, in recognizing them, all the more they would become painful and persistent."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BLIND SPOT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blind-spot/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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