Rationalization vs. Intellectualization
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?
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.
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'. 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. ((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.... ! ! !