Rationalization is a way of explaining the response mechanisms of the external and internal world from a rationally determined position developed during a collision with psycho-emotional overloads. The most relevant moments are the situations of the absence of the conscious component, when the situation has an unconscious or uncontrollable nature. Refers to the defense mechanism, due to the use of thinking only part of the information perceived from reality, and adjusting the result of the analysis so that the behavior is controlled and corresponding to reality.
Rationalization is a defense mechanism that realizes an attempt to explain incomprehensible or unacceptable behavior unexplained by consciousness, or justify misconduct, a mistake in an effort to preserve self-esteem and positive self-perception. The emergence of this type of defense correlates with the accentuation of obsessive and individualistic personality traits. Nevertheless, being the most common form of protection against frustration in terms of numerical indicators of occurrence, rationalization was used by everyone, flowing in a light or in-depth form. The basic desire for predictability of emotional and effective reactions to the stability of the surrounding system, as well as the importance of social desirability, is due to the emergence of rationalization as the most socially acceptable and evolutionarily relevant way to protect the psyche.