with defense mechanisms

Sea cucumbers can eviscerate themselves as a defense mechanism.

When using a microscope to study particularly small organisms, placing a drop of immersion oil on top of the slide cover will focus the light from the microscope and further magnify the specimen.

Rosalind Franklin died of ovarian cancer six years after using x-ray diffraction to identify the physical structure of DNA. Other people were awarded a Nobel Prize for her discovery; there is a very strict rule that a Nobel Prize cannot be given to someone who is dead. It isn’t like the Oscars. Her cancer was probably caused in part by excessive exposure to radiation.

A sound occuring below the frequency of twenty Hertz–the lowest sound usually detectable by the human ear–is referred to as infransound. Infrasonic noises may cause pain in the eardrum, and/or inexplicable feelings of dread.

When trying to identify which chamber of a human heart you are observing, it is helpful to know that the atria have smooth walls, whereas the ventricles’ are textured, and that the walls of the heart are much thicker on the left side than on the right.

Eels have not been observed spawning in nature.

The oldest confirmed wild bird is approximately sixty-six years old; her name is Wisdom and she has flown more than three million miles.

Human beings can also eviscerate themselves as a defense mechanism, but this is often called an Emotional Disturbance.

Im alone in the car thinking of self defense mechanisms and thinking u can always piss on someone except theres a risk of them being into that sorta thing

The whole fandom arguing over whether Finn is a compulsive liar while treating compulsive lying like it’s some kind of moral failing rather than a defense mechanism created in response to trauma and/or a symptom of a personality disorder is exhausting

Dissociation is the worst defense mechanism; your brain is like “existing here in the real world is gettin kinda difficult so how about you chill out here in the void instead.. oh is this an inopportune time? Are you in the middle of a conversation? Taking a test? Yeah? Ok great welcome to the v o i d”

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“The lengths I would go to hear her laugh — there were no limits. I loved her and loved making her laugh. She would do these crazy things and make me do these crazy things, but I really don’t think they were crazy after all. In a way, it was a defense mechanism for her. She was so off the wall, she could use it as protection. Part of what was so poignant about her was that she was vulnerable, that there was this glimmer of a little girl that was so appealing and it roused the protective nature in my personality.”- Mark Hamill

Boycott Split Because These Movies Kill People

Truth moment (because this upcoming Split movie is giving me some serious sad issues):

I have Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is the disorder once known as “Multiple or Split Personality Disorder”.

I have several “alters” that I know of for sure (they have names and make themselves known), and there are others who linger in the back ground and don’t introduce themselves.

I am NOT dangerous because of this. In fact, I am more likely to be harmed by others because my illness makes me vulnerable to manipulation and gaslighting. People with my illness are statistically more likely to have violence visited upon them, than to engage in violence themselves. And of those rare times that we do become violent, it is almost exclusively violence directed at ourselves. We are more likely to commit suicide than to kill another human being.

This illness is not likely to make a person violent because it is a DEFENSE mechanism. People like me LITERALLY tend to avoid conflict and situations that could potentially get violent at all costs. Avoiding violence is very much the base nature of this illness except in exteme cases.

Those of us who do become violent against others are a rare exception and ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS it is a result of the fact that it is difficult for people like us to seek/find the help we need before it’s too late.

Movies like Split only make that worse. These movies make us afraid to admit that we have these problems. These movies do not exist in a vacuum, and even affect the attitudes of the very medical professionals that we are supposed to be able to trust to help us. These movies make it difficult to find funding for programs and therapies that could help us. These movies make the general public afraid of us. Because of movies like this I’ve been banned from being allowed to see my baby nephew without my dad there, even though I’ve never exhibited a violent tendency in my life.

Movies like this are the reason people like me commit suicide every single day.

Financially supporting movies like this just encourages Hollywood to make more movies like this.

Financially supporting this movie is the same thing as telling me to my face that you think I am better off dead.

The lengths I would go to hear her laugh — there were no limits. I loved her and loved making her laugh. She would do these crazy things and make me do these crazy things, but I really don’t think they were crazy after all. In a way, it was a defense mechanism for her. She was so off the wall, she could use it as protection. Part of what was so poignant about her was that she was vulnerable, that there was this glimmer of a little girl that was so appealing and it roused the protective nature in my personality.

I’m grateful that we stayed friends and got to have this second act with the new movies. I think it was reassuring to her that I was there, the same person, that she could trust me, as critical as we could sometimes be with each other. We ran the gamut over the years, where we were in love with each other, where we hated each other’s guts. “I’m not speaking to you, you’re such a judgmental, royal brat!” We went through it all. It’s like we were a family.

When you were in her good graces, you couldn’t have more fun with any person on the planet. She was able to make you feel like you were the most important thing in her life. I think that’s a really rare quality. And then you could go 180 degrees opposite, where you were furious with one another and wouldn’t speak for weeks and weeks. But that’s all part of what makes a relationship complete. It’s not all one sided. Like I say, she was a handful. She was high maintenance. But my life would have been so much drabber and less interesting if she hadn’t been the friend that she was.

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The lengths I would go to hear her laugh, there were no limits. I loved her and loved making her laugh. She would do these crazy things and make me do these crazy things, but I really don’t think they were crazy after all. In a way, it was a defense mechanism for her. She was so off the wall, she could use it as protection. Part of what was so poignant about her was that she was vulnerable, that there was this glimmer of a little girl that was so appealing and it roused the protective nature in my personality. — Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher.

REMINDER: K/S IS NOT STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Bum had an insane amount of feelings for Sangwoo WAY BEFORE anything happened at all. He didn’t develop them as a defense mechanism because he was abused, which is what happens in Stockholm Syndrome. He merely didn’t lose his feelings because of the happenings, which is pretty expected considering his disturbed personality (let’s not open that can of worms here, now) 

What K/S has is in fact Lima Syndrome, which is when the abuser starts to sympathize with the victim. 

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*curls into a ball* don’t talk to me

Bonus pain: Hunk blocking all memories of his family by thinking of food; the perfect decoy because no one will question it

one more thing about internalized homophobia. suppressing or trying to ignore your desire for sex because of shame caused by internalized homophobia is a thing that happens. but the goal in telling you this isn’t to say that there’s some minimum amount of sex that you should be wanting or having. it’s simply to give you more complete information that may help you understand yourself and come closer to a place of comfort and peace.

as you grapple with issues like this, remember that your priority is your needs, your health, your happiness. not what other people want from you, and not conformity to political ideals — yours or anyone’s. the idea is to take steps to become more comfortable with yourself, not to try to force yourself to be some way you feel you ought to be.

we’re all affected by internalized homophobia, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. if you suspect your low interest in or comfort with sex may be a defense mechanism influenced by internalized homophobia, i think the next step is to work on feeling better about being gay or bi, for example by spending more time with gay and bi people — not to pressure yourself into sex you’re uncomfortable with. whether or not that changes how you feel about sex, whether you want it a lot or not at all or anything in between, you’re fine. after all, your job isn’t to be some kind of perfect shining beacon of liberated sexuality. your job is to be ok.