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Mature Ego Defense
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Sublimation is one of the mature ego defense mechanisms.
Mature ego defense mechanisms are commonly found among emotionally healthy adults. They are conscious processes, adapted through the years in order to optimize success in human society. Other mature ego defense mechanisms are altruism, anticipation, humor, and suppression.

Unconscious Guard

Sublimation is usually an unconscious process, even though it is a mature ego defense mechanism.

Socially Acceptable

People demonstrating sublimation are replacing an unacceptable impulse with an action that is similar to the wish at its core but is also socially acceptable.
Example: A child's aggression toward his parents because of their negligence, is channeled into excelling in mixed martial arts.

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