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How do you know if you are emotionally damaged?

How do you know if you are emotionally damaged? You feel emotionless, find it difficult to connect, want to over-connect, find it difficult to spend time apart, struggle with trust, inherently don’t believe others, struggle with regulating your emotional state, consistently over-react to minor situations, under-react to major situations, fear being loved, fear your own anger, have too much anger, have self-hatred….the list goes on and on.

How do you know if you are emotionally damaged?

Emotional damage can manifest itself in an infinite number of ways.

Regardless, it demonstrates that, for better or worse, you *experience* emotions, which is a beautiful thing. You want it. Your emotions are simply not working in your favor right now. Emotional damage occurs when a part of you is stuck in survival mode.

What does it mean when you are emotionally damaged?

People who are emotionally broken have low self-esteem and are generally unhappy. You may feel hopeless or depressed . Perhaps you believe you are insufficient or unworthy of love. Of course, none of these statements are correct, but they are common among those who believe they are broken.

What does it mean to be mentally broken?

A nervous breakdown (also known as a mental breakdown) is a period of extreme mental or emotional stress. The stress is so intense that the person is unable to carry out normal daily activities. The term “nervous breakdown” does not have a clinical meaning.

7 signs that show a man is emotionally broken:

  1. He will never tell you about his problems.
  2. He will always try to solve problems on his own.
  3. He will never be able to express his emotions easily.
  4. He always tries to appear cheerful by forcing a smile.
  5. He will never accept that there is anything wrong with his life.
  6. He’ll spend most of his time alone.
  7. Because he is cautious, he may appear cold and unapproachable.

Feeling broken is so many things.

  • It’s sitting on your bathroom floor with a perfectly fine life and crying because you hate yourself.
  • It’s yelling at people for nothing because you feel overwhelmed.
  • It’s sitting on the floor of your shower sobbing your eyes out because you’re fucking up the best thing in your life.
  • It’s hurting everyone around you and not caring or noticing until it’s too late.
  • It’s pushing all the good people in your life away.
  • It’s hurting and aching all over and finding it normal.
  • It’s the scars that will never go away completely.
  • It’s the fear of someone that hurt you coming back.
  • It’s feeling responsible for everyone and everything wrong around you.
  • It’s going through periods of not feeling anything but numbness.

How do you deal with emotionally damaged people?

  1. DO NOT SAY, “Get over it. (DO say “you’re better than this.”)
  2. “I understand,” DO NOT say. (“I appreciate that,” say you.)
  3. Don’t estrange. (DO offer a safe place).
  4. DON’T enable it. (DO encourage.)
  5. DON’T assume you know how to “fix” anything. (DO acknowledge that a solution is out there.)


It can mean anything, but it usually means that a person has been deeply hurt and is unable to move on. They may be emotionally crippled, making them emotionally unavailable.

However, it may also indicate some disorder. Narcissists, psychopaths, and sociopaths, for example, struggle with emotions such as empathy and compassion.

They are aware that those feelings exist, but they are unable to feel them, leading them to believe that something within them is broken. That could lead to someone saying that.

For most of my life, I’ve felt broken because I didn’t believe I could live up to other people’s expectations of who and what I should be. When I realized what was going on inside of me, I felt broken because who and what I was weren’t working for me.

This resulted in a period of transition during which I focused on healing myself and becoming the person I believe I was born to be, and for the most part, I was successful.

So now that I’m broken, I’ve been given the opportunity to pick up the shattered pieces of myself and reassemble them in a way that makes the most sense to me, and that finally works for me. Feeling broken was horrible at the time, but I’m glad I went through it because I’m much better today than I’ve ever been in my life, and I have a better appreciation for how valuable that is.


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Written by Dr. Ozair (CEO of SignSymptom.com) as physician writers are physicians who write creatively in fields outside their practice of medicine.

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