Psychological projection
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15 Jan 24 1:11 am
The most offensive form of human mentality I can think of at the moment

'Projection is the process of displacing one’s feelings onto a different person, animal, or object. The term is most commonly used to describe defensive projection—attributing one’s own unacceptable urges to another. For example, if someone continuously bullies and ridicules a peer about his insecurities, the bully might be projecting his own struggle with self-esteem onto the other person'.
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15 Jan 24 7:29 pm
Everyone is doing it all of the time. Getting offended by it won't stop it. It's an unconscious process. As soon as we realize we're projecting one thing onto one person, another projection takes its place. I suppose the best we can do is accept what's unacceptable about ourselves. That only works for oneself though. It won't stop somebody else from doing it.