Emotionally neglected people face difficulty in sharing their emotions; here's why

From having fear of neglect to thinking their emotions are invalid, here are a few reasons why emotionally neglected people

Published on Jun 17, 2024 06:00 AM IST 6 Photos

When a person is emotionally neglected for a prolonged period of time, they develop a sense of silence and refrain from sharing their thoughts, emotions, and feelings with others. Emotionally neglected people are good listeners usually. "Work on changing negative thoughts and core self-beliefs stemming from your past trauma. Replace self-critical thoughts with compassionate and affirming statements about your worth and the value of your experiences," wrote Psychologist Caroline Middelsdorf.(Unsplash)

Emotionally neglected people, while growing up, are made to believe that their emotions are not valid. This makes them shut down.  (Unsplash)

They have the experience of feeling rejected or criticised every time they share their emotions. This further makes them feel scared of opening up.  (Unsplash)


Since they grew up without having role models showing them how to express emotions in a healthy manner, they face difficulty in communicating how they feel.  (Unsplash)

In order to compensate for their unmet needs, they constantly try to be there are others, and end up prioritising others.  (Unsplash)