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n. a defence mechanism by which people deal with an emotional conflict by viewing some people as all good and others as all bad: they fail to integrate themselves or other people into complex but coherent images. It is common in people with an emotionally unstable personality disorder.

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

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