P for Psychology

A noblewoman politely turns down wearing a hat than another noblewoman offers her. The noblewoman keeps pushing and says that, after all, she is such a party girl, and a funny hat would be perfect for her. In the final drawing she wears the hat and tries to act a party girl.

"Once upon a time, there was a woman who became what others said she was."

The notion of projective identification

Projective identification occurs when we become what others say we are. The question is why on earth we do that. What makes us identify with someone else’s perception of us and become someone we are not?

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