Projections of all kinds obscure our view of our fellow men, spoiling its objectivity, and thus spoiling all possibility of genuine human relationship´
Jung defined psychological projection as an unconscious transfer of subjective psychic elements onto an outer subject – person or object. An example can clarify this definition.
Suppose someone perceived – right or wrong – his father as tyrannical. As an adult, he may have the tendency not only to act in a tyrannical way but also to project onto people with some authority this feature. He will be convinced – again, right or wrong – that the subject of his projection is a tyrant. It constitutes a psychological projection.
I am Roberto Lima Netto, a writer who seeks to present, in easy words, the ideas of Carl Jung and of notable mystics and sages. I also write fiction, always trying to convey lessons of life. After all, Jesus taught us that the stories are the best way to present ideas. Some of my books are: The Little Prince for Grownups, The Jungian Bible, The Amazon Shaman, In Search of Happiness, and A Boy, a metaphor for life, all available in Amazon and Kindle