DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR

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1. Aggressive or submissive behaviour that is response to any real or imagined threats. 2. Psychoanalytical theory. Behaviour characterised by use and overuse of defence mechanisms.

DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR: "Our defensive behaviour includes justifying excuses."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/defensive-behavior/ (accessed December 3, 2022).

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