Analysis of use the TikTok application as a self-defense mechanism of denial
Keywords:Denial , Popular culture , Self defense mechanism , TikTok
Tiktok has developed into a popular culture in the world. This popular culture prioritizes the popularity and convenience of its users. TikTok is an application that has the function of providing entertainment to the public with short photo and video content accompanied by songs. This application is often used in spare time or when experiencing boredom during activities, so that it becomes a means of escape from various irrational thoughts caused by various problems. This study aims to analyze the use of the TikTok application as a self-defense mechanism in the form of denial. The research method used is the library research method with the data sources being papers, books and articles. The results of this study explain that a person will tend to try to satisfy his needs by avoiding something that is unpleasant and towards or approaching something that is fun. That is, if someone experiences an uncomfortable feeling when they are in a place, then that person will avoid that place or when someone is not comfortable doing something, then they will do something else to get comfortable. Using the TikTok application is something that is comfortable when someone experiences discomfort due to the problems they face. Thus, the use of the TikTok application can be a self-defense mechanism in the form of someone's denial of circumstances that make him uncomfortable.