students often pick on Tito, but he says that this is a sign that the other students like him. What defense mechanism is Tito displaying?

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  • DenialĀ MechanismĀ 
    Which is the refusal to accept reality or fact, acting as if a painful event, thought or feeling did not exist.

  • He is saying what he wants to think. Also ignoring the problem and showing kind manners that usually makes people mad when they pick on people I don't think he is really doing a defense mechanism but the kind manner thing is kinda a defense mechanism but he isn't really doing that at the exact moment. To me it seems like he is ignoring reality and just relying on what he wants to believe.