with regard to psychoanalytic theory, a skewed understanding or judgment of other people on the premise of past encounters or of the unconscious. Commonly referred to as transference distortion.

PARATAXIC DISTORTION: "Her parataxis distortions of her family's behavior were eventually what willed her parents to contact her doctor."
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