Projection creates the categories of us and them. It’s our fast track to polarization, to exclusion, to the need to dominate what we fear we cannot control. It’s also a vicious circle because when we’re alienated from what is within us, we will aggressively attempt to control and subjugate what is without.
Even an EQ strength can become a liability when we over-engage with it. Just like a muscle, we can get so comfortable we forget to engage other EQ skills.