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5. Level of Defensive or Coping Patterns

1-2: Psychotic level (e.g., delusional projection, psychotic denial, psychotic distortion)

3-5: Borderline level (e.g., splitting, projective identification, idealization/devaluation, denial, acting out)

6-8: Neurotic level (e.g., repression, reaction formation, rationalization, displacement, undoing)

9-10: Healthy level (e.g., anticipation, sublimation, altruism, and humor)

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