FLIGHT FROM REALITY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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." Related Psychology Terms FLIGHT INTO REALITY FLIGHT INTO FANTASY ESCAPE FROM REALITY DEFENSE MECHANISM SIGNAL ANXIETY PSYCHIC REALITY VAGINA DENTATA FLIGHT ANIMAL ESCAPE BEHAVIOR TORPOR Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FLIGHT FROM REALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flight-from-reality/ (accessed November 17, 2019).