For instance a person who is racist wanting to hire black people because they want to project an image that they aren't racist. Or if they doesn't like obese people but still interacts with them to make it look like they actually like them.

Is there a term for that?

Is there a term for that?

The closest term I can think of relevant to psychology is the Freudian concept of reaction formation the classic example being the gay homophobe

This is not really a scientific term, but it instantly reminds me of keeping up appearances:

To pretend that everything is good, for example with your marriage or your financial situation, even though you are having problems.

Their marriage was over, but they wanted to keep up appearances for the children.

What you describes may refer to bad faith:

  • Some examples of bad faith include: a company representative who negotiates with union workers while having no intent of compromising; a prosecutor who argues a legal position that he knows to be false; an insurer who uses language and reasoning which are deliberately misleading in order to deny a claim.

  • In his book Being and Nothingness, the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre defined bad faith (French: mauvaise foi) as hiding the truth from oneself. The fundamental question about bad faith self-deception is how it is possible. In order for a liar to successfully lie to the victim of the lie, the liar must know that what is being said is false. In order to be successful at lying, the victim must believe the lie to be true. When a person is in bad faith self-deception, the person is both the liar and the victim of the lie. So at the same time the liar, as liar, believes the lie to be false, and as victim believes it to be true. So there is a contradiction in that a person in bad faith self-deception believes something to be true and false at the same time.

Finally, that person can also have implicit attitude, passive-aggressive and microaggression.

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