3 Signs Someone is Projecting Their Insecurities Into You

In this video, we’re going to talk about the phenomenon called projection. Projection is a defense mechanism used to deal with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. We all have times when we project our own insecurities onto other people. Sometimes, this happens unconsciously, and we don’t even realize it. In this video, we’re going to explore the different ways in which projection can occur, and how you can overcome it. By understanding projection, you’ll be able to stop falling victim to it and start living your life to the fullest!

DISCLAIMER: This article is meant for educational purposes. We are not attacking or diagnosing any individual(s). If you feel you or a loved one is projecting onto others, please contact a mental health professional.

Did you know that your trauma can cause unhealthy coping mechanisms? We made a video all about that here: https://youtu.be/3JYUktUSNgE

Writer/Researcher: Monique Zizzo
Editor: Brie Villanueva
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera (http://www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
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