Evolution of the Self - Why We Hide Emotional Pain
Instead of talking to someone about their problems, people tend to become unusually quiet or shut down. And what they don’t know is that their silence actually speaks many words. Normally, the main reason on why people don’t reach out is because they are afraid that they are going to get hurt again and feel even worse. Many reasons on why emotional pain may be caused include being insulted, feeling guilty or shameful, not being cared about, not being understood, and even the thought of feeling worthless. There are many factors that come along with all these feelings. People might feel the need to isolate themselves from everyone, they might become restless or fidgety, and some people might even have a sudden loose of appetite. Each person has their own way of dealing with things by themselves. If we want to really want to feel better and try to get rid of the emotional pain we have, we have to counteract with other people and manifest our feelings physically and express them verbally. Many people have a tendency of blaming others for not being there, when actually they have been there the whole time. We hold the authority to make people more aware of our feelings. You hold the key to make yourself feel better, the only thing someone else can do is to be there to help you along the way. If we want to throw away all that emotional pain and bad feelings, we have to do it ourselves. We can’t rely on someone else to get rid of our problems for us. We have to face our fears and make a change. Suffering emotional pain is a very difficult thing to go through, but you can’t be afraid to tell people what’s going on. You have to keep people aware. Don’t ever think you can deal with something so serious by yourself.
Seltzer, L. F.. (2011). Why we hide emotional pain. Psychology today. Retrieved from http://www. Psychologytoday. Com/blog/evolution-the-self/201109/why-we-hide-emotional-pain? Page=1 ....
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