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projection (Gestalt glossary)

- a classic form of 'resistance' which consists of attributing to others what belongs to oneself. A resistance particularly marked among paranoids.


Definition excerpted with permission from Ginger, Serge International Glossary of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Seven languages including English. Order from FORGE at 183 rue Lecourbe; 75015 Paris, France) Paperback 1995.