The Adopted-Child's Sublimation a Defense Mechanism
The adopted infant's survives the ten expected injuries "series of 10 traumatic psychological experiences" that are expected consequences for the infant placed for adoption.
The series of ten psychological assaults the adopted newborn infant is expected to experiences Include:
#1. The pregnant mother's distress outside of adoption.
#2. The force, coercion & adoption defeated pregnant mother.
#3. The labor and birth experienced in fear and dread.
#4. The Infant's horror fear-based experience of birth.
#5. Infant's separated isolation from the mother-self.
#6. Infant's experience adoption isolation from mother-self
#7. The displacement trauma possession of strangers.
#8. The infant's experience of hostile caregivers.
#9. The adopted Infant's emotional defeat.
#10. The infant's (defense mechanism) sublimation to survive.
The predictable series of traumas in adoption placement prime the adopted infant's psyche to invent defense mechanisms to survive and Avoid Annihilation.
Sublimation (German: Sublimierung) is the process of transforming libido into "socially useful" achievements, including artistic, cultural and intellectual pursuits. Freud considered this psychical operation to be fairly salutary compared to the others that he identified, such as repression, displacement, denial, reaction formation, intellectualization and projection.
In the The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence (1936), his daughter, Anna, classes sublimation as one of the major 'defence mechanisms' of the psyche.