Noun. transference - (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst.
displacement - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one.
5 . (Psychoanalysis) the transferring of emotional feelings from their original object to one that disguises their real nature.
Therefore, let me concoct the term "transferential counter-statement":
Making a counter statement to transfer one's alleged shortcomings back to the accuser.
And the phrase "emotional displacement by counter-statement":
Making a counter-statement to displace one's emotions to the accuser.
Also, allow me to concoct another term "deflective counter-statement":
Making a counter statement to deflect one's alleged shortcomings back to the accuser.
However, it need not apply only to shortcomings. It could apply to deflectinng praise and virtues. For example,
Girl 1: You are so..ooo pretty.
Girl 2: You are so much prettier. Look at your curls.
Examples of usage of my newly concocted terms:
- She attempted emotional displacement by counter-stating my allegations.
- The terrorist conducted a campaign of transferential counter-statements to declare that the US were the actual terrorists.
And finally, "transferential preemptive-statement" or "predictive transference":
Making similar or equivalent allegations against an opposing party's expected allegations to preempt or prevent the opposing party from making such allegations, or to preemptively dilute the opposing party's expected allegations.