I posted this as a reply to another post, but my question haunts me a little. Any input?
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Interesting. When I hurt my shoulder in a car crash, my phys therapist noted I called my injury "the shoulder". Not "my shoulder". My wife, a disabled vet, calls her back injury "the back". As in, "I can't shop today, the back (or the shoulder) is really hurting.
I wonder if we (read: I) unknowingly mentally distance ourselves from the negative, and the negative pushes back with Freudian Slips? Not that diapers are negative at all. But I wonder if my own suppressed hang ups are causing unconscious negative feedback to myself?
Does anyone else's brain work this way?