What are examples of sublimation in psychology?

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Sublimation is a defense mechanism where emotional energy is transformed and applied to socially acceptable activity.

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An angry pianist will not hurt the person he is angry with, but will instead release his anger into playing the piano.

A person will not speak directly of his disappointment, but will use sarcasm in to express his disappointment.

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Sublimation is another type of human defense mechanism against their unconscious unpleasant feelings.

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Actually, sublimation means people divert their unwanted impulses into socially approved thoughts, feelings or behaviors. For example, a person with high of aggression becomes a soldier. Because here this aggression is an unwanted impulses and by becoming a soldier, this behavior is socially approved.

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