A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.
When are we most likely to make a freudian slip?
According to an article on Psychology Today these are the times:
“Two conditions increase the risk of making a so-called Freudian slip, Wegner says. One is the thought that you’d rather suppress. The other is a stressor, a distraction, time pressure, or a competing mental agenda. If you want to avoid saying anything to your friend about her astonishing weight gain, don’t talk to her while you’re eating an ice cream cone and muscling your car down a crowded street. Otherwise, you may blurt out: “I’ll help you get back on your fat—I mean, feet!” The mental burden occupies the conscious mind, leaving the unconscious unchecked, free to release the inappropriate thought. Sure, slips happen under stress-free conditions, but less frequently.”
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