The last week I have been dealing, on my own, with very, very intense feelings of upset. But if people asked me why I have these intense feelings of upset, I would not want to tell them. There are two main reasons why I often choose not to tell people the reason why I am upset:
- The ‘trigger’ is different to conventional triggers
- The magnitude of my feelings is disproportionate to the trigger
These two things have a big consequence which is, other people not understanding me. Even worse for me is that, not understanding causes a lack of empathy; or a lack of empathy leads to not understanding. Whichever way you want to look at it, my point remains the same.