self projection

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projection pro·jec·tion (prə-jěk'shən)
n.

  1. The act of projecting or the condition of being projected.

  2. The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others.

  3. The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or desires to someone or something as a naive or unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt.

  4. The localization of visual impressions to a point in space relative to the person who is doing the viewing: straight ahead, right, left, above, or below.

  5. Any of the systems of nerve fibers by which a group of nerve cells discharges its nerve impulses to one or more other cell groups.

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