Friday, May 7, 2021


Splitting: ... is a defense mechanism where people disown parts of themselves that they feel is not acceptable, particularly behaviors fueled by their urges. They do this by saying “I’m not really those things”, “what I feel isn’t me” instead they lean into (excessive) morality and struggle to behave in manners that aren’t true to their needs or in disregard to their feelings.

This shows up in the studio as self censorship, avoiding subject matter that others deem objectionable. Usually an assumption based on past experience.