Have we ever talked about projection? Psychological projection, also known as blame shifting, is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unpleasant impulses by denying their existence while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. According to some research, the projection of one's negative qualities onto others is a common process in everyday life. (Wikipedia) - Do you believe it? - How do you point it out to someone else? This comes up on the forum periodically where someone asks for advice but gets defensive when the mirror is turned around. Why are we so sensitive about the things that we project onto others?