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The greatest Freudian Slip

A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of an unconscious (“dynamically repressed”) subdued wish, conflict, or train of thought guided by the ego and the rules of correct behavior. They reveal a “source outside the speech”. The concept is thus part of classical psychoanalysis.

Without overthinking and clearly just observing the obvious, what do these four “misstatements” have in common?

  1. Visited 57 states
  2. My Muslim faith
  3. we are training ISIL
  4. strengthing Shia

If someone “slipped up” and made these statements over a period of time, what connection would you personally make from a psychoanalysis viewpoint?


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