Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Defamatory Tweets

1 comment:

  1. I have been hearing a lot lately about a phenomenon known as "psychological projection," An example of this behavior might be blaming another for one's own failure. The mind may avoid the discomfort of consciously admitting personal faults by keeping those feelings unconscious, and projecting them onto another. Usually these feelings are too shameful, too obscene, too dangerous to accept as one's own. In this particular case, perhaps the perpetrator doesn't view his condition as a "failure," "shameful," "obscene," or "dangerous," however he may feel that YOUR opinions of such a condition are as such. Perhaps this is a veiled appeal for you to examine your own sensitivity to the situation. Is it possible you know someone who feels that way - perhaps a family member, a friend, or perhaps even a co-worker?

    Clearly you are taking this matter very seriously, so in one respect the perpetrator has succeeded in getting your attention. And you are clearly prepared to raise the stakes if the perpetrator does not Man Up and come forward. The perpetrator must understand that he's not dealing with some cupcake when it comes to the matter of defamation.

    Here's hoping that the matter comes to a quick resolution and that you both wind up with some gratification in the end.