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Signs you have a wounded inner child

Published on Nov 11, 2023 04:42 PM IST
  • From using conflict to feel alive to seeing emotions as a weakness, here are a few signs of a wounded inner child.
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When we are brought up in dysfunctional or abusive homes, we have a wounded inner child in us. " As a protection from the outside world, our wounded inner child acts out when they are feeling vulnerable. If you notice that you are often acting from a place of misplaced anxiety or anger, I’d urge you to seek help from a professional to help you identify the parts of you that need healing. When we notice that we are acting from the wounded child, we can choose to pause before we react," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few signs that we have a wounded inner child.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 11, 2023 04:42 PM IST

When we are brought up in dysfunctional or abusive homes, we have a wounded inner child in us. " As a protection from the outside world, our wounded inner child acts out when they are feeling vulnerable. If you notice that you are often acting from a place of misplaced anxiety or anger, I’d urge you to seek help from a professional to help you identify the parts of you that need healing. When we notice that we are acting from the wounded child, we can choose to pause before we react," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few signs that we have a wounded inner child.(Unsplash)

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We feel that showing or receiving emotions is awkward. This happens because since childhood, we have been made to believe that emotions are the sign of the weak. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 11, 2023 04:42 PM IST

We feel that showing or receiving emotions is awkward. This happens because since childhood, we have been made to believe that emotions are the sign of the weak. (Unsplash)

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We are brought up in homes of conflict and anger. Hence, we use these emotions to make us feel alive. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 11, 2023 04:42 PM IST

We are brought up in homes of conflict and anger. Hence, we use these emotions to make us feel alive. (Unsplash)

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We also nurture the fear of abandonment within us – hence the thought of someone leaving us can make us extremely emotional. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 11, 2023 04:42 PM IST

We also nurture the fear of abandonment within us – hence the thought of someone leaving us can make us extremely emotional. (Unsplash)

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In dysfunctional homes, the ideas of boundaries do not exist. Hence, when we set boundaries in our adult relationships, we feel guilty. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In dysfunctional homes, the ideas of boundaries do not exist. Hence, when we set boundaries in our adult relationships, we feel guilty. (Unsplash)

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We have self-doubt and we have a difficult time trusting others. We believe that no one will nurture or care for us. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 11, 2023 04:42 PM IST

We have self-doubt and we have a difficult time trusting others. We believe that no one will nurture or care for us. (Unsplash)

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