[…] something that the individual, due to a living experience of childhood guilt, tries to carry himself without burdening others. Winnicott writes about how an interior is created from the outside, the guilt gets a home, which contributes to the defenses becoming secondary, inner "dramas". The former have the result of a "ejection" and projection of the individual's inner turmoil (Winnicott?, yyy?)
The latter remain relatively an internal affair. The individual retains a mainly realistic view of the outside world and tries to manage
In psychoananlytic theory, this is seen as strategies for keeping internal or external impulses and what these threaten to awaken us from consciousness. The purpose is to forever or at least to gain some time, or to mitigate them. Coping strategies are "automatic psychological processes that protect the individual from anxiety and from becoming aware of internal or external dangers or stresses" (Mini-D, DSM-4. 2002).
An important distinction (ref!!) between primary and secondary defenses is that with the latter, a essentially realistic view of the outside world is retained, while the individual tries to manage their conflict on an internal level. By changing oneself, not one's perception or understanding of the outside world. This may give such crazy expressions, but it makes a fundamental difference.
Ability to guilt is assumed to be the difference, a kind of concern for the object. The feeling that "it must be my fault", which nevertheless implies an ability.