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5 ways your emotionally immature parent triggers your fight or flight system

Published on Nov 22, 2023 03:39 PM IST
  • From disrespecting our privacy to comparing us with cousins or siblings, here are a few ways by which parents may trigger our fight or flight system.
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The festival time may not be a happy one for everyone. Especially when we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we run the fear of being traumatised by our parents in front of our relatives and loved ones. "Your nervous system is literally gearing you up for battle... This is not about needing to be stronger, Beloved! This is about finding an internal calm within, even when the storm is raging around you," wrote Therapist Morgan Pommells. Here are a few ways by which our emotionally immature parents may trigger our fight or flight system.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 22, 2023 03:39 PM IST

The festival time may not be a happy one for everyone. Especially when we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we run the fear of being traumatised by our parents in front of our relatives and loved ones. "Your nervous system is literally gearing you up for battle... This is not about needing to be stronger, Beloved! This is about finding an internal calm within, even when the storm is raging around you," wrote Therapist Morgan Pommells. Here are a few ways by which our emotionally immature parents may trigger our fight or flight system.(Unsplash)

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They may make hurtful jokes at us during family events and expect us to take it lightly and in the holiday spirit. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 22, 2023 03:39 PM IST

They may make hurtful jokes at us during family events and expect us to take it lightly and in the holiday spirit. (Unsplash)

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They may constantly make us feel inadequate by picking on small things such as our ways of gift wrapping or our way of baking something. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 22, 2023 03:39 PM IST

They may constantly make us feel inadequate by picking on small things such as our ways of gift wrapping or our way of baking something. (Unsplash)

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They often end up comparing us with our cousins or siblings in order to make us feel that we are inferior and worthless. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 22, 2023 03:39 PM IST

They often end up comparing us with our cousins or siblings in order to make us feel that we are inferior and worthless. (Unsplash)

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Emotionally immature parents do not value the privacy of their children and often end up sharing our private details with relatives, making us feel exposed. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 22, 2023 03:39 PM IST

Emotionally immature parents do not value the privacy of their children and often end up sharing our private details with relatives, making us feel exposed. (Unsplash)

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They try to control us with a mean and disgusted look if we try to do something. This can trigger a fight or flight response. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 22, 2023 03:39 PM IST

They try to control us with a mean and disgusted look if we try to do something. This can trigger a fight or flight response. (Unsplash)

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