EMOTIONAL INSULATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Defense mechanism. Where indifferent and detached responses are made in frustrating situations. EMOTIONAL INSULATION: "In emotional insulation we respond differently to situations by being detached and indifferent." Related Psychology Terms PROJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION 1 REPRESSION-SENSITIZATION RESPONSE-BY-ANALOGY PRINCIPLE PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM RATIONALIZATION THOUGHT AVOIDANCE PSEUDOIDENTIFICATION ARMORING SAFETY DEVICE AUTISTIC FANTASY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EMOTIONAL INSULATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/emotional-insulation/ (accessed May 8, 2021).