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Hidden rules of dysfunctional family dynamics: 5 toxic principles

Published on May 17, 2024 07:00 PM IST
  • From unhealthy communication to the cycle of guilt and shame, here are a few principles that dysfunctional families abide by.
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When we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we learn to abide by certain principles that hold us from having positive personal growth and development. In dysfunctional family dynamics, there are certain hidden rules that come across generations and can traumatise people. Therapist Linda Meredith shared a few toxic principles of dysfunctional family dynamics that we should be aware of.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 17, 2024 07:00 PM IST

When we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we learn to abide by certain principles that hold us from having positive personal growth and development. In dysfunctional family dynamics, there are certain hidden rules that come across generations and can traumatise people. Therapist Linda Meredith shared a few toxic principles of dysfunctional family dynamics that we should be aware of.(Unsplash)

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The way we feel, act and speak are controlled by someone else. This further leads to difficulties in autonomy and self-expression later in adulthood. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 17, 2024 07:00 PM IST

The way we feel, act and speak are controlled by someone else. This further leads to difficulties in autonomy and self-expression later in adulthood. (Unsplash)

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The strive for perfectionism is very prominent in dysfunctional families. This leads to a harsh inner critic and self-criticism making us feel that we can never be good enough. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 17, 2024 07:00 PM IST

The strive for perfectionism is very prominent in dysfunctional families. This leads to a harsh inner critic and self-criticism making us feel that we can never be good enough. (Unsplash)

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The blame game is very continuous in dysfunctional family. We constantly find fault in ourselves or others, leading to the cycle of shame, guilt and resentment. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 17, 2024 07:00 PM IST

The blame game is very continuous in dysfunctional family. We constantly find fault in ourselves or others, leading to the cycle of shame, guilt and resentment. (Unsplash)

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True feelings, emotions, creativity, desires and thoughts are suppressed because of the fear of judgment and criticism. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 17, 2024 07:00 PM IST

True feelings, emotions, creativity, desires and thoughts are suppressed because of the fear of judgment and criticism. (Unsplash)

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In dysfunctional families, emotions and feelings are never communicated in clear words. This further leads to difficulties in building healthy relationships or conflict-resolution skills. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 17, 2024 07:00 PM IST

In dysfunctional families, emotions and feelings are never communicated in clear words. This further leads to difficulties in building healthy relationships or conflict-resolution skills. (Unsplash)

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