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Re: Poor KP

2b. (General) Projection

Here projection is assuming that others act or perceive similarly - according to this definition it is not necessary for a projected trait to be undesirable or unconscious. Projection is probably inherent in social animals and the single most important psychological mechanism. The following are given as examples:

Individual A assumes that B sees the colour red as he does, until informed that B is colour-blind;

Someone who never lies is easy to deceive because he projects his truthfulness onto others, assuming that others are honest also;

‘It takes one to know one’;

An inept con-man fears that others are trying to cheat him, signals his fear and alerts others;

(Freudian) An individual who possesses malicious characteristics, but who is unwilling to perceive himself as a protagonist, convinces himself that his opponent feels and would act the same way.
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