[Note: The key points discussed here remain true regardless of whether or not mind control and programming were part of your history. i learned that for him time had stood still. One thing also that has helped is that they hAve taken on new names once they change. As far as I have heard, he is apparently doing well in therapy also. everything he held for us is still with us, safely guarded by one of our children. So, at some point, or at least we think this is what happened, we don’t actually remember, because those memories are blacked out, was that the introject part would take over and be able to express genuine remorse we guess, real sorrow or guilt. in the clinic they know me, i’ve been coming there for years now. So… helping them to find safety and separation from the abuse, reconnecting them with the system, and teaching them how to be an all-round protector is important work. introject ( plural introjects ) ( psychology) An element of another person that is unconsciously incorporated into one's psyche . 'All Intensive Purposes' or 'All Intents and Purposes'? Introject definition: (esp of a child) to incorporate ideas of others, or (in fantasy ) of objects | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Wren asked this question in the Comments section of a different post. we can recall actually trying to fight our way out of her grasp as she shook us and slapped us, yelling at her. And he dont talk and he been hiding Information and translations of introjection in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. there may be one line in a post that explains things none of us can put words to. just like we’ve done with all parts, we must help them feel safe, allow them to speak, listen compassionately, and show kindness for healing to begin. (Psychology) to turn (feelings for another) towards oneself. I somehow stay disconnected from most of the feeling of it – like I am watching it through a window pane – am aware of the “feeling” that is there…..I’m just not feeling it…….is that good or bad????? So is it a good or bad thing? I do have a question, however. I read through this article and through most of the comments….I am still not sure how to tell when a part is “scary” because it is bottom-line trying to protect me by not allowing me to do certain things (like talk) ….and when it is “scary” because it is actually an abuser to my Insiders in order to Internally continue the control and abuse that originally took place on the Outside (although I have no full concrete memory of it – just flashes)…..How do you tell the difference? i totally agree, ME+WE! Our Email Consultant / Forum Manager, Laura, has written a very good explanation about perpetrator or abuser introjects. although they are a very important part of us, it feels bad and scary. Everytime i try to make a new friend, there’s an uproar inside. Given the project that Asher and Judah have made, i feel more hopeful that MK and the others will make progress too. And, that is okay. What I can say that I have learned is this – there is no one-size-fits-all in DID so every one of our systems will have general similarities and a whole lot of uniqueness just like us and our stories. It’s free for you, but not free for me. i know that as i read things here, its like clarification of what my T says or what I know is happening inside that i’m unable to express. So, she is a mixture. Hiddenton Bear Dissoci-ACTION Story Packs, Scoring the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES), List of All Articles on Discussing Dissociation Blog, There are two important keys to working with, However, a child’s understanding would not be able to see the manipulation. As a writer, it’s hard to account for all possible options in a blog post. It might gain only a small allowance of protection, but when you were little, every little bit of protection mattered. It became a battle of wills, if you will, but a battle we could never win, no matter what we did or said. I may not get it right the first time, but I’m always happy to have a dialogue about the subjects in my posts. I am not sure if that is because I do not like the topic (i.e., that it scares me especially when I am currently in a six-month battle of understanding what I think is a perpetrator introject) or I just cannot sort it all out because I do not have a “textbook” example of a perpetrator introject or I have not met/found my perpetrator introject yet. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! It is considered a self-stabilizing defense mechanism used when there is a lack of full psychological contact between a child and the adults providing that child's psychological needs. Somehow, no idea how, he has transformed. With gratitude, Somebody knows what happened. i know that as i read things here, its like clarification of what my T says or what I know is happening inside that i’m unable to express.”. i just wanted to offer some hope by telling this story. but he just fell to pieces the day i could understand the memories behind the voices and say no to them. Right now I have an angry one that hates me, thinks that I am a useless wimp and wants to harm/punish me (even sets plans to kill me at times) all of the time right now. He even had a scary name quotations . They may bully or terrorize other members of the system, or even abuse them internally, so that it feels like the abuse literally never ends. this was a well written post and very accurate. And her keep being very mean. It’s difficult for them to let go of that level of urgency, and they probably won’t be able to do it alone. This usually occurred several times throughout the day, getting progressively worse as time went on. but they started talking to her. Unfortunately, the more detailed I get with the information I provide, the less general it is, and the more people will find exceptions or exclusions that make them wonder if the post applies to them. Thank you for this piece of clarity. Working with Difficult and Destructive Alters, The Love / Hate Relationship for Borderlines, Compulsive Hoarding and Dissociative Disorders, Videos for DID Systems and Dissociative Trauma Survivors. one of the functions of these introject parts is to help remember the rules that were being given by the abuser, because, of course, one can get into even more trouble if they don’t follow the rules of the abuser, especially when there is no other safe place to be, and no one else helping you. When we, not long ago, cut our family out of our lives, it became very active indeed because we were going against everything we’d been taught in childhood. I just wanted to give a shout out here to let you know that your question has been heard. But he refuses to leave her side. introjects also represent the desperate hope that, if you could only do everything just right, obey all your abuser’s rules and anticipate exactly what was wanted of you, that it might lessen or even prevent some of the abuse from happening. . (Thanks, Wren!) thank you, laura! ….It felt and looked more like “punishment” for what I did….she was VERY scared…….Sorry…I am trying to understand this…. his twin brother still misses him but he loves his new task of protecting the girl that guards the memories. There are multiple layers and multiple reasons for internalizing outside people / outside figures to be inside people or inside figures. Two years ago we NEVER thought that Rage, a very angry and violent teenage, could EVER be on our side. Synonyms for introjection in Free Thesaurus. During the very worst episodes of abuse, that could last an entire day, which usually began with us being accused of saying/doing something that we had no memory of we would become trapped in a period of intense terror. Description. a school giving instruction in one or more of the fine or dramatic arts. ps:  Yes, some introjects can come from friendlier places than the directly created abuser introjects, and “friendly introjects” are a whole topic on their own. This alter will look like, act like, and speak like the original person. But it’s hard to know where to start, and how we’ll ever feel safe when they put someone inside of me who is always watching. I always refer to her as the mean one. Some of them, who were so Angry and violenr and abusive, are now sweet little boys. I keep coming back and rummaging around and I never fail to find an important nugget of understanding. The timing is most appropriate! And it be weird cuz now he be so triggerd and so worryd and scard all the time and he dont be at all like how he usd to be, And it also be weird that sins that boy got littler and he dont be yeling and scaring everybudy then this other girl her be free now to be bossy and mean cuz judah dont be there to hit her and yell at her. They typically feel a huge weight of, If you can accept and embrace the two key points about, Progress Made while Reading about DID at Discussing Dissociation. Now, I try to avoid labeling my inside folks because they are all special and unique and beyond black and white definition. We are aiming for “hopeful”!……. Shadow, once he crosses the line from dark to light, will become Judah as his name. we all tried to calm him down, to let hem play with the dog, let hem read comic books with his twin brother inside but nothing helped. Even if you have already done a lot of work with your internal system introjects, they may want to have a closer look at what’s being said here in this article. 2 : to turn toward oneself (the love felt for another) or against oneself (the hostility felt … Found in: Progress Made while Reading about DID at Discussing Dissociation. And of course, once your system know how to introject someone, and internalize them within, they can do that with anyone who is needed in their internal world. Missy Ming, He gave her a blanket and pillow, and snacks. Check with the others in your system, because yes, it’s possible that your people knew how to create an internal introject of your therapist. So be hopeful. "Individuals with w… We love to hear about processing and insight….we look for and hope for that ability in our own selves and wait for the pieces to come together…..not understanding the “whys” or “how comes” can be so frustrating – leaving you feeling stuck where you are at….Glad that you shared that with us, Daria!….. We got a boy who did be a big mean man She is so terrified that she wont let anyone near her. Be kind and patient with yourself. Do Dissociative Trauma Survivors Actually Lose Time? They too are afraid of your abuser. introject: ( in'trō-jekt ), The dynamically endowed, enduring internal representation of an object. It was just so beautiful and touching in so many ways. I am so grateful to have such great teachers about DID on this healing journey! In our case, Anastasia is a ghost. Thank you for sharing this amazing life transition. My therapist and I have discussed this part many times. He has been watching a tv show about Jesus, of all things, and asking us questions about God. The concept of bringing the outside to the inside is still the same. and this was though.. extremely though. This must have served to satisfy her because the abuse would stop. They fit everything in that article (except they don’t look exactly the same), but they didn’t just happen. I have to be mindful of this at all times and try to show my introjects a new way of being. The image in the mirror is not the real thing. No matter how they look or what they sound like, no matter how much they insist they are your abuser, and even if they do the same things that person once did, introjects are not the person who abused you. as laura stated, “like an actor playing a role in a movie, complete with ugly personality and cruel behaviors” this is exactly what we are dealing with. But, ignoring them will not make them go away. Select any amount of your own choosing to give as a one-time offer of support and appreciation. Introjection is that amazing ability we have to take in the expectations and projections of others, communicated to us either nonverbally or verbally, either covertly or overtly. even if that meant taking our own life. Read how one DID system achieved this goal after working with their perpetrator introjects. Today is Mother’s Day and we don’t know what we feel….she could always sense when we were struggling and call us – but THIS stuff? Thank you for all the comments on this blog! I believe that what we have to try and do is understand why they are in our systems, what they feel that they are doing for us and how we might come to some dialogue and agreement on what we need now as a system as a whole (them included). Rage and Missy and the Bully i think theyre like this. I do not want to push her pain away as mine was all of those years ago. There are hundreds of articles and thousands of helpful comments. They typically feel a huge weight of repsonsibility for trying to keep you safe from that person, and they also feel the weight of every time they failed in their job, and others in your system were hurt despite every effort to prevent it. All rights reserved. Definition of introjection in the Definitions.net dictionary. Hold tight to your seat while you read — it’s good stuff, and very well said. This is a very helpful article, and I appreciate its clarity. Send us feedback. If I did so, I would be no better than the abusers that helped to create her in the first place. Being an introject is a difficult and thankless task. we allowed him to give every memory he had to one of the other kids who was part of the memory too. Years later in life, this “assistance” loses it usefulness when the DID person wants freedom from the perpetrator and wants distance and safety away from the abuse / abusive ways. However, a child’s understanding would not be able to see the manipulation. Since it’s a big question, and something that applies to most (if not all) dissociative systems, I decided the question deserved a post of its own to answer it. we are glad you spoke of programming, since this happens to be where we are right now. Freud characterized introjection as a mature defense mechanism that is commonly used by psychologically healthy people. but thanks for the help dealing with the abuser factives, or as i call them, persecutors. Of course, you don’t want perpetrator introjects to say in the role they originally have. I hear you friends and certainly understand the fear of interacting with such insiders. You may be long out of your abusive situation, but introjects are often either unaware that your abuser is no longer part of your life or unable to trust the appearance of safety (because what if). I appreciate questions like this that give me a chance to clarify. I am trying to understand “perpetrators” and “introjects”……is it possible for one to internally act like it is protecting me from others – like when I am around certain “head-gaming” Outsiders….and then turn around and turn that same attitude on me for reasons I don’t know yet……Is it the “same one”…or can there be two versions of the same type of “part”……one version acts like it protects you and the other version targets you……. But he is faithfully sitting as close inside as she will let him get. He does not seem like the same kid at ALL that constant struggle we were living in is gone. HazelE, thank you for bringing this article up. That’s a big attitude change! This is really very helpful. But, on occasion she has been very sweet and caring with them. Some mental health professionals believe that introjection is a protective strategy that children employ in order to cope with unavailable parents or guardians: By unconsciously absorbing the characteristics of parents, children reassure themselves that some aspect of the parent is present even if the parent is physically absent. Torture has a name? she can also take care of my anger at my parents and even act out on that with them sometimes. Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible). Or is it just my sister and me?…..Just being blunt here….or being “weird”… . She loves the Frozen movies, so he has sat and watched them 4 times even though he doesnt like “girly movies,” We think we might have some introjects, too…..still learning about all that…not sure yet what all is what – but we keep trying to learn and understand….and to be able to hear their sides of the stories…..some are getting more comfortable with T – which gives us hope…. 'Nip it in the butt' or 'Nip it in the bud'? The introject in your system was there to help you when the stakes were very high and their job was deadly serious. What does introjection mean? It’s not easy to cover everyone’s situation in a single post! It totally blows my mind. Important for me too hear as I struggle with an angry one! You are doing great work trying to sort this all out. back-formation from introjection, from International Scientific Vocabulary intro- + projection. constantly obeying was his way to protect us. Also, very timely as I am in the midst of some difficult work with one of my ‘angry ones’. When talking about her in my sessions, my T explained that she, too, was there to protect me. THANK YOU for a Wonderful 2020! Yet it IS. He doesnt swear quite as often and while he still loses his temper a lot, he isnt violent or come out swinging when it happens. he just couldnt understand that they were gone and that they couldnt hurt us anymore. Abusers often give some form of twisted logic for their abusive actions, things like …. But we dont trust her yet. What she would do is demand that we admit what we did, but at the same time wouldn’t TELL us what exactly what we were specifically accused of doing. i knew then that we made the right choice. This alter will look like, act like, and speak like the original person. It is such a relief to see their progress. . I find myself reading, rereading and reading again blogs and comments (even my own) and, all of a sudden, I will have a new insight or understanding of something deeply important for me. Typically, most abusers don’t allow much room for kids to make mistakes, and it can be very dangerous and painful to not remember or “obey” what the perpetrator tells you to do. all he knew was that those really bad guys were still haunting him and that he had to do whatever to obey them. Did You Know? ( ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkt) vb. Lots of thanks for this article. My T is also mentally tough, strong-willed in many ways, and doesn’t take “crap” from people. And it freak him out A person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), or a similar form of Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (previously called Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, or DDNOS-1) has a … They DO belong to the DID system they are in — they are not the outside person they represent. Introject alters are convinced that they do not live in the body they really live in. Once they have made some progress in their own healing, the introject who was a source of fear and confusion and conflict in your system can actually become a strong and helpful member of your internal community and one of your most valuable allies in your group’s healing journey. Interject definition is - to throw in between or among other things : interpolate. Holidays for DID Trauma Survivors… Making it Nice for the Littles, Getting Back Those Lost, Missing Chunks of Time. They absolutely don’t need to be blamed or held responsible for how and why they exist. These parts can be very difficult to approach as part of your healing. Although, since they are a part of me, there is hope that they can and will change (READ: not want to kill me or punish me all of the time). For each one of you, the introject in your system appears identical in every respect to the person who caused you so much pain and terror, and it can be confusing and frightening to find that your abuser has been incorporated as part your dissociative system. They firmly believe they are someone else – often someone who abused the person with Dissociative Identity Disorder. No part of this may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from Kathy Broady, MSW. Looking like the abuser is common, but it’s not necessary. one of my alters was constantly trying to break away from me and the others inside. Classified under: In simplest terms, an introject is an alter who resembles the original abuser. All Free. I would be interested to hear what others have to say about this as well. Unique offers of support are valuable as well. It is this kind of manipulation that typically leads to the creation of introjects within your system. He has not left the little one’s side even for a minute. I hope that you can find solace in the understanding that you have folks here who know what you are going through and are willing to help. Even i didnt like him and i like everybudy! this topic is difficult because none of us want to consider the possibilities of this happening after what we’ve been through. For you all, the readers, that’s an important thing to remember. They need help to understand and absorb that the abuse is truly a thing of the past, and they need support in the transition from old ways to new. I also hope you all will continue to have patience and keep asking questions if something I’ve written is unclear or not as broad as I meant it to be. But rage he be acting different like not nice yet but he dont be being mean and that be a big deal for him. i knew there are people there who are willing to help me through the very though bits. but things have also calmed down inside. In other words, rebuild who we want to be from this point forward as a collective. Even if I were writing a whole book, it would be hard to do that! This member of your system has spent all these years acting out a role that they dislike every bit as much as you do. my road took me on a twenty year long walk and it will take even more time to be able to say that yeah i’m alive and actually living it and walking it freely and by my own choice. This is vitally important for a child who is trapped in an extremely abusive situation. I am approaching her as gently and compassionately as I can knowing that much of what she is doing is crying out for attention, help and healing. As I became more in tune with the insiders, it became easier for me to say “thank you very much for trying to protect me but I’ve got this”. I will try and work on the direction you are taking…..to check it out…..I can see how it would require a lot of patience and definitely time….I will try to consciously see them from the angle of compassion even if it is only a few moments at a time…thanks for the tips….! But I personally think that love and compassionate acceptance will win out in the end. Part of me are not strong at all, and I think that why I created a new part so she is tough, and less vulnerable, less emotional about her husband. Things that seem to be in the “spirit realm” are getting more common….or is that just “Inside realm”? Required fields are marked *. We all have each other’s best interests in mind when we write here (or, most do). Then, I feel that we need to model new behaviours for them, as we do for ourselves, that is not trauma-based or driven by the actions, wants and needs of our abusers. But, sometimes things do not come out as planned or sometimes they are just not read as planned. Danger  was always near you and you had to be careful of every move and every word, because your very survival might depend on not doing or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. 2. Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice. introject (verb) (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized. Not to say that she never rears up and goes back to her old ways, but I do not feel traumatized by her anymore. It’s complicated like that, but in joining in and following along, and having an insider contain the memories and enforce the rules, that can help the dissociative system to be able to do what was required of them with less external punishment. If dissociation is intended to be a protection and a survival skill, how could it possibly help to have an introject? So that is awesome too, It is more than interesting to witness these behaviors in me/us. If you can accept and embrace the two key points about introjects outlined in this post, you might find that it’s a little easier to begin getting to know these very important members of your systems. i read and read and i recognize everything. They are a part of your system who is locked into an old role and still playing by old rules. Here, it provides the illusion of maintaining relationship but at the expense of a loss of self. Sorry – don’t mean to sound “negative” so much….I “see” stuff going on Inside and am just trying to figure out why it is there, where it is coming from, what to do with it…but most of all – am I “making it up”?…..if I read that others get hit with the same type of stuff – then I don’t feel so crazy….Is this all a part of learning your Inside system – or am I different from everybody else??……. introject (verb) incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously. What are synonyms for introjection? Okay, so much easier said then done. A child would believe the suggestion that it was something they did or did not do that led to the abuse they were suffering. Oh so well said partsofme. Projection and Introjection . So why are they there? It helps particularly when dissociative systems are not free or away from their perpetrators. <3. We all know what it has been like to live alone and in silence in our pain. But Rage and Missy they be thinking. How I think about it … my box of crayons are not uniformly coloured. I have so much anger towards my abuser and my system is only just now allowing me to talk among my parts. They may bully or terrorize other members of the system, or even abuse them internally, so that it feels like the abuse literally never ends. introjects represent how important it was, at one time in your life, to always be vigilant. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. She would return, demanding we apologize, which we did, hoping that would end it, but of course it didn’t. Some things I cannot speak aloud even though I want to. It is worse than horrifying. Working on a better support system as well. Someone sits like a scribe writing down this history….all the births and transactions and things of note. We are working on this, right now, big-time! What made you want to look up introject? 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