Intense feelings over different things

Posted by: alisrowe, February 9, 2015

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:

  1. The ‘trigger’ is different to conventional triggers
  2. 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.

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