In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to explore and reveal projection – how we project our issues onto other people and how other people’s projection onto us can harm us.
First a quick update:
- 2 Things people want more than sex or money – Do you know what those 2 things are? Mary Kay Ash surprisingly revealed the answer which can also help you to get what you want. Read my article: http://patrickwanis.com/blog/use-power-praise-mary-kay-ash-get-what-you-want/
- Follow me on Twitter– You can now choose to follow me and receive a few words of wisdom on Twitter: @Behavior_Expert https://twitter.com/Behavior_Expert
- Are you a people pleaser? – Do you constantly take care of everyone else and their needs but never take care of yourself or your needs? Do you hide from others what you really want? Do you find it difficult to say no? You might be the people-pleaser personality. Watch my video https://youtu.be/JTwdNNtjtTI
Now, let’s talk about projection – how we project our issues onto other people and how other people’s projections onto us can harm us.
Josh Duggar, 27, one of the children from TLC’s TV show “19 Kids and Counting”, resigned from the Family Research Council, after admitting that he sexually assaulted five underage girls, including his sisters, when he was a teenager.
Josh Duggar boldly stated that he believed that gays and the LGBT community are a danger to children and that there is a link between homosexuality and pedophilia. (While I will not be addressing this issue in this article, research does reveal that pedophilia is not motivated by sexual orientation. )
Given the revelations and admissions by Josh Duggar that he molested five young girls, people are screaming that Duggar is a hypocrite.
This raises the question “Why do we see so many people shouting, screaming and thumping about something being particularly bad and evil, only to later learn that the actual people screaming are engaging in the ‘bad and evil’ behavior themselves?”
The answer is not hypocrisy – it is projection – hating in other people what we actually hate in ourselves.
Let me explain and elaborate on projection as well as share examples.