Why Do I Do That? Is a self-help book for people who don't usually buy self-help books. Psychological defense mechanisms are an inevitable & necessary part of the human experience , but when they become too deeply entrenched, they may damage personal relationships, restrict or distort our emotional lives and prevent us from behaving in ways that promote lasting self-esteem. Why Do I Do That? Promotes self-help for readers who want to improve their relationships, manage their emotional lives,& develop authentic self-esteem that will last.
With easy-to-understand explanations, the first part teaches you about the unconscious mind and the role of psychological defenses. Chapters in the middle explore the primary defense mechanisms with exercises to help you identify your own defenses at work. The final part offers guidance for how to "disarm" your defenses and cope more effectively with the unconscious feelings behind them.