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  • British

    The way a person stands and walks, particularly as an element of etiquette:

    ‘poise is directly concerned with good deportment’
  • North American

    A person’s behaviour or manners:

    ‘there are team rules governing deportment on and off the field’

Primal therapy


Primal therapy is a trauma-based psychotherapy created by Arthur Janov, who argues that neurosis is caused by  repressed pain of trauma. Janov argues that repressed pain can be sequentially brought to conscious awareness and resolved through fully expressing the resulting pain. In therapy, the patient recalls and reenacts a particularly disturbing past experience and expresses normally repressed anger or frustration especially through spontaneous and unrestrained screams, hysteria, violence or strong graphic design.


Deportment Department

Deportment Department can be seen as a body concerned with allowing it’s users to express their concerns about mass adoption, mainstream homogenization and the erosion of personal or subjectively interesting style.