Withdrawing projections


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When we enter a new situation in life and are confronted by a new person, we bring with us the prejudices of the past and our previous experiences of people.

These prejudices we project upon the new person.

Indeed, getting to know a person is largely a matter of withdrawing projections; of dispelling the smoke-screen of what we imagine he is like and replacing it with the reality of what he is actually like.

[Anthony Storr]
The Observer Magazine (12 July, 1970).



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