Subconscious vs. Unconscious

Subconscious vs. Unconscious

Subconscious (noun) regards

1. the part of the mind which is below the level of awareness, but influences a person's feelings and actions, also

2. (adjective) describing a state of mind below the level of awareness.

3. (adv.) [subconsciously]

Examples:

1. "A psychologist called Freud believed that a person's subconscious desires motivated their actions."

2. "My friend likely knew subconsciously that what he did was rude because he ended up apologizing."

Unconscious (adjective) describes

1. a state of lack of sensory awareness, also

2. (noun) In psychology, the part of the mind containing feelings, thoughts, and desires that are repressed from awareness.

Examples:

1. "After the hard fall at practice, Jeremy was completely unconscious."

2. "A psychic may be able to understand even a person's unconscious motivations so that he can reveal them to someone."

Let's use both subconscious and unconscious together in a sentence:

"While the patient lay unconscious after the accident, he dreamt that all of his subconscious desires came true; then, when he woke up, he had the motivation to make them a reality."

Circle the Correct Answer:

1. A person's unconscious/ subconscious will always end up revealing itself.

2. A coma is not always the result of a person falling unconscious / subconscious.

Answers: subconscious, unconscious

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