There are many causes of emotional detachment disorder and it manifests differently for everyone although there are core features:
Emotional detachment disorder often forms in response to some sort of severe emotional trauma. As children, we are in an unequal relationship with adults who are powerful. If there is any type of abuse going on, a child often can’t escape and has to learn mental techniques to cope with the emotional trauma. These coping strategies often include distancing or detaching from feeling anything. It’s almost as if there is a different compartment in the brain where a person can go to shut of the unbearable emotional pain. In its most severe from – multiple personality disorder can form.
The problem with learning to detach emotionally from emotional trauma is that when we are in healthy relationships, that mistrust stays and at the slightest hint of hurt or rejection, a person with emotional detachment disorder will withdraw and become cold and unavailable for communication and sharing of feelings. This can interfere with healthy relationships.
Symptoms of detached personality disorder
- An inability to express emotions
- A lack of emotional intelligence – unable to show empathy towards others
- Regularly feeling numb
- Displaying little emotion especially when it is appropriate to do so
- An inability to identify one’s own emotions
- Thinking in an overly logical or rational way
- Unsuccessful relationships due to minimal connection on an emotional level
- Being able to switch emotions ‘off’ at will
Feeling emotions is normal and healthy. Someone who has learned to suppress their emotions will often develop unhealthy behaviours to compensate for this suppression – such as many encounter with others sexually in a very casual manner, fear of intimacy, drugs, alcohol, gambling or other forms of ‘escape’.
Counselling is an effective way to start identifying emotions and allowing yourself to feel again. Learning to feel emotions is scary but it makes life more exhilarating. It’s like being plugged back into the electricity – there will be highs and lows but you will feel alive again, instead of feeling you are just surviving and going through the motions.101 good deeds ways to do good deeds see your good deeds and glorify god no good deeds movie online a good deeds list of good deeds for students good deeds international make a list of good deeds doing good deeds in the bible andrew jackson good deeds all good deeds movie people doing good deeds for others watch full movie good deeds good deeds tyler perry soundtrack good deeds in ramadan tyler perry good deeds watch online when will good deeds be on dvd good deeds poem watch tyler perry's good deeds full movie online free good deeds movie watch online do good deeds tyler perry good deeds good deeds cartoon good deeds movie download free 100 good deeds for eddie mcdowd final episode destiny good deeds watch no good deeds movie good deeds don t get you to heaven keanu reeves good deeds cast of tyler perry's good deeds famous people doing good deeds no good deeds book henry's good deeds good deeds 2012 torrent what are some good deeds no good deeds putlocker good deeds by tyler perry good deeds filming locations good deeds advent calendar good deeds in the news good deeds meaning in english watch good deeds online free good uzbek deeds good deeds moving california good deeds calendar good deeds movie full good deeds calendar police doing good deeds 2018 good deeds online latino