FLIGHT INTO FANTASY

the term for a defensive reaction where a person who is experiencing disturbing thoughts will retreat into a fantasy world so they avoid harming themselves and others.

FLIGHT INTO FANTASY: "Joe took a flight into fantasy when he was anxious and thought he would hurt people."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FLIGHT INTO FANTASY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flight-into-fantasy/ (accessed February 16, 2020).
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