Building mental strongholds in our heads
Seeing the world from a mental stronghold
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Locking oneself in and throwing the key away, building walls and strongholds are strategies often used about psychological defense mechanisms where people build defense towers around their identity, ideas and perspectives to protect themselves and what they care for
Keywords: defense, robust, resilience, fear, angst, control, protection, love, metaphors, landscapes o understanding, landscapesofunderstanding psychology
About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and even more dimensions.
Much of this have in common that we can somehow sketch up maps and drawings of these places, trails and situations. Here on Museum of Psychology I (Frits Ahlefeldt) am drawing up a slowly growing map of our many landscapes of understanding.