Suppressed Emotional Expression vs. Appropriate Self Expression
Fear of confrontation, and an unwillingness to express emotions which may lead to rejection, rob the individual of self-protection. This vulnerability may lead to anger, which is designed to empower self- defense, though the anger may also be suppressed. These suppressions lead to frustration, general apprehension, anxiety, discouragement, stubbornness, lack of self-approval, vulnerability, a tendency to “fix” others and external situations in an effort to find satisfaction.
Betrayal, abuse, or mistreatment in circumstances where self-defense wasn’t possible or permissible (such as the faults and shortcomings of a parent) may worsen the condition and make forgiveness and letting go difficult.
Stress associated with frustration and apprehension may create problems with the liver, gallbladder, gas, skin, cancer, stroke, neck and shoulder tension, migraine headaches, and more.
Fearful and Overwhelmed vs. Accountability
When life’s demands feel overwhelming, ones capacity for joy and pleasure may be inhibited. This can lead to overworking and taking life too seriously in an effort to “get ahead” and break free from these stressful external situations. The individual may be impatient, have a diminished sense of humor, and feel anger from others or from within. Fear frequently accompanies feelings of overwhelm.
Fear and overwhelm may result from feeling always observed and judged and pressured to grow up and be responsible before developing the necessary skills and maturity in life. Enduring a harsh upbringing such as frequent punishment may elicit feelings of guilt and further inhibit the capacity to feel joy and pleasure.
Fear and overwhelm may affect the stomach and lower digestive tract, blood sugar issues, tense muscles, and more
Unacknowledged vs. Self-Validation
The unacknowledged individual may experience defensive thoughts due to a heightened and projected awareness of others’ perceptions and judgments (the individual “projects” thoughts out and imagines reading them from others, which make these ideas much more difficult to uproot).
Unacknowledgement often appears as low self esteem with a lack of self awareness, leaving the individual unable to recognize and value worthy talents and attributes. Even individuals with otherwise healthy self esteem can experience unacknowledgment issues.
Such perceptions commonly originate as a young child learns to cooperate with the reward and punishment model, or as a shield against the perceived risk of standing up for one’s own beliefs, desires, or opinions, such as when dealing with a strong authority figure or bully. Other causes include abusive circumstances, internalizing others’ judgments, and harsh self judgment which makes self recognition intolerable.
Possible physical manifestations are in the area of the eyes, such as weak vision and hypersensitivity to light.
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