Repression in psychological terms means that there is an unconscious exclusion of undesirable thoughts and feelings from the mind. How do you reconcile repression to not being self-deception?Unhealthy 3's are deceptive- that's a critical difference. And even in that case, with a less healthy 3 who is so bent on impressing people that they fall into deception, it's still not self-deception- they know exactly what their doing and why their doing it. Now, they may repress and lose touch with their feelings, but they still know that they exist- they just push them to the back for a while. It's a common myth about 3's and it kinda gets on my nerves. (me being a 3 and all. :wink
What you described however, sounds like maybe you meant compartmentalization. While one may be aware of what they are doing when they are doing this, how is it not a deception to ones self that the emotions they are compartmentalizing are not as valuable to their decisions?
Even average threes are fixated on their image and how they are perceived by others, although certainly not to the degree of an unhealthy three. When a person is fixated on their image however, they will continue to push undesirable parts of them to the side in order to present the proper image. How is this authentic?
I'll probably have more questions later...in addition to any questions that might come up from your answers. :wink:
EDIT: Another question: How on earth does a 3 mistype them self if they have not engaged in some kind of self-deception?