When you try to inform someone of something that every ounce of their unconscious defence mechanism is trying to defend them against conscious awareness of, the information is perceived as an attack upon those defences, the fortress of the self is perceived to be under attack, because it’s walls are being assaulted and the unconscious defences will then mobilise an attack upon what it perceives as a threat. This whole process is autonomous and the individual will be totally unconscious of their actions. The defence mechanism is cloaked from conscious awareness so that the illusion of authority and control can be maintained by the ego.

The quality and scale of the attack will be in direct proportion to the threat perceived by the unconscious defence mechanism