I am human I’m known to lie, cheat or steal
Sometimes the lessons I’ve learned comes with a price
It leads me to escape this blame that I feel
There is nothing special about me
I’m no different from you
The things that scare us, are often the things we don’t see
Young or old
We bring this fight from inside us
To the people in our fold
When will we find a way
I confuse my vulnerability with weakness
And this is why we prey
And this is why we pray
Psychological projection, also known as blame shifting, is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unpleasant impulses by denying their existence while attributing them to others
- Bullying: A bully may project his/her own feelings of vulnerability onto the target(s) of the bullying activity. Despite that a bully’s typically denigrating activities are aimed at the bully’s targets, the true source of such negativity is ultimately almost always found in the bully’s own sense of personal insecurity and/or vulnerability. Such aggressive projections of displaced negative emotions can occur anywhere from the micro-level of interpersonal relationships, all the way up through to the macro-level of international politics, or even international armed conflict.
- Blaming the victim: The victim of someone else’s accident or bad luck may be offered criticism, the theory being that the victim may be at fault for having attracted the other person’s hostility.