As human beings, we have an innate drive to seek out something beyond our basic biological needs. We also want and need purpose.
While you are writing, you are using a part of your brain that is different from the part of the brain where you are listening or speaking. Sometimes it is a way of disconnecting.
The journey to self-compassion lies in developing greater tolerance of the body’s defense mechanisms that show up as defensiveness.
Spiritual bypassing is a coping mechanism, intentional or otherwise, that "protects" the ego from anxiety as an elaborate form of denial and avoidance.