DEFENSIVE IDENTIFICATION

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When the abused person identifies with the abuser or with the group that identifies the perpetrator.

DEFENSIVE IDENTIFICATION: "We use defence identification as a strategy against feelings of vulnerability."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DEFENSIVE IDENTIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/defensive-identification/ (accessed August 17, 2022).

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