Developed by Plutchik and Kellerman, the Life Style Index is a 92-item questionnaire with statements to which the test-taker responds "usually true" or "usually not true." From these responses, scores for eight defence mechanisms are derived, including compensation, denial, displacement, intellectualization, projection, reaction formation, regression, and repression. Four of these are combinations of several other defences. For example, scores for the defense of compensation include identification and fantasy; scores for the intellectualization consist of responses to items assessing rationalization, undoing, and sublimation.
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