What is it called when someone always tries to shift the attention to someone else when theyre being told they are doing something incorrect? For example: A manager is telling an employee that they are taking to long with a project and that employees response is always "well what about so and so? What are they doing?"
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A manager is telling an employee that they are taking to long with a
project and the employees response is the usual deflection: "well what about so and so?
deflection. MacMillan Dictionary
[transitive] to direct criticism, attention, or blame away from yourself towards someone else
In Psychology, deflection is seen as a narcissistic abuse tactic used to control the mind and emotions of others.