FLIGHT FROM REALITY

a defensive reaction where a person will withdraw into inactivity, fantasy or detachment and is an unconscious defence to anxiety. See escape from reality. Compare flight into fantasy; flight into reality.

FLIGHT FROM REALITY: "A flight from reality is a defence mechanism."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FLIGHT FROM REALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flight-from-reality/ (accessed April 19, 2019).
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