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

Published on Jun 17, 2024 06:00 AM IST
  • From having fear of neglect to thinking their emotions are invalid, here are a few reasons why emotionally neglected people find it difficult to share emotions.
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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) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 17, 2024 06:00 AM IST

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)

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Emotionally neglected people, while growing up, are made to believe that their emotions are not valid. This makes them shut down.  (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Emotionally neglected people, while growing up, are made to believe that their emotions are not valid. This makes them shut down.  (Unsplash)

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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) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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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)

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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) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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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)

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In order to compensate for their unmet needs, they constantly try to be there are others, and end up prioritising others.  (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In order to compensate for their unmet needs, they constantly try to be there are others, and end up prioritising others.  (Unsplash)

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Growing up, emotionally neglected people are conditioned to stay silent instead of saying how they feel. This learned behaviour makes it difficult for them to express themselves. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 17, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Growing up, emotionally neglected people are conditioned to stay silent instead of saying how they feel. This learned behaviour makes it difficult for them to express themselves. (Unsplash)

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