Rationalization vs. Intellectualization

@hushi22 (4943)
July 23, 2010 8:34pm CST
Just another set of words usually interchanged by people, isn't it? What is the difference of these words? COuld you please cite examples?
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@pogi253 (1585)
• Philippines
24 Jul 10
Rationalization = sounds reasonable so is accepted. Intellectualize = analyze and conclude based on logic. Example of rationalization = I cannot study because it is very expensive. example of Intellectualize = A person who is in heavily debt builds a complex spreadsheet of how long it would take to repay using different payment options.
• Philippines
24 Jul 10
I really, stand on my view point, there is nothing, which make them a Difference... Here is a product of my 2 Minute Re-Search--- Intellectualization is a defense mechanism where reasoning is used to block confrontation with with an unconscious conflict and its associated emotional stress. its associated emotional stress. It involves removing one's self, emotionally, from a stressful event. Intellectualization may accompany, but 'differs from rationalization, which is justification of irrational behavior through cliches, stories, and pat explanation'[1]. Intellectualization is one of Freud's original defense mechanisms. Freud believed that memories have both conscious and unconscious aspects, and that intellectualization allows for the conscious analysis of an event in a way that does not provoke anxiety.[2] ((thanks to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectualization))... And What does Rationalization means...? I will tell you, Rationalization is a Simple Re-Statement of Intellectualization... With a different sound, perhaps... I secondly believed, If what makes the Difference between this two words... "Difference between this two words - I You can make a positive outcome, or you can make productive if you said what is you Idea or what is said..." Viva MyLot.... ! ! !