SELF-EFFACEMENT

1. Acting so as not to draw attention to you. 2. The neurotic idealisation of compliancy, dependency and selfless love as a reaction to identifying with the hated self. See compliant character; neurotic trend.

SELF-EFFACEMENT: "Joe always used self-effacement in group situations so no attention was given to him."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELF-EFFACEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-effacement/ (accessed April 1, 2020).
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