Projection is a psychological defense mechanism where individuals attribute their own undesirable thoughts, feelings, or traits onto others. It involves displacing internal conflicts or insecurities onto external targets, avoiding personal discomfort or taking responsibility for one’s actions. Projection can lead to misunderstandings and interpersonal conflicts as individuals project their own issues onto others.

What is a Narcissistic Injury?

IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT the ability to experience genuine feelings of joy, love, or compassion.  It’s hardly a stretch to suggest that one’s internal ecosystem would be a bleak and desolate landscape. However, if you were to open up the mind of a pathological narcissist and look inside, what you would find is a psychological wasteland riddled with persecutory objects. The ambiguity of malignant…