20 Things You Do As an Adult When You’ve Experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse

The way we’re raised has much to do with our coping skills when we’re adults. People that were victims of emotional abuse as kids, have certain behaviors as adults that separate them from the rest. If you know a person that has experienced emotional abuse as a child, keep on reading this text. This article will help you understand those people better and understand yourself better.

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1.Constantly saying sorry

Emotionally abused children may feel like they’ve never done anything right and that’s why they constantly apologize even though they didn’t do anything wrong.

2.Indecisive

It’s really hard to make a decision when you spent your childhood listening that you’re not good enough.

3.Second guessing everything

If you’ve lived in a chaotic world, you’ll never truly believe in anything and you’ll always be second guessing.

4.Sensitive to loud noises

People that grow up with parents that always yelled at them, most probably will be more sensitive to loud noises when adults.

5.Introverts

Many victims of abuse are afraid of contact with other people and they distance themselves.

6.Defensive nature

People that have suffered abuse, might come as negative and offensive.

7.Issues with eye contact

They may become anxious when speaking to them and they’ll do anything to avoid eye contact.

8.Running away from conflict

Facing conflicts gives them immense anxiety that’s why they always try to avoid conflicts.

9.Quiet

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It’s really hard finding your voice when people tell you that you’re worthless and small.

10.Constantly beating themselves up

They constantly blame themselves for everything, even if it’s not their fault.

11.Can’t take a compliment

They always doubt people’s words when they’re positive and when people are giving them compliments.

12.Low-self esteem
13.Always nervous

Everything worries them and they’re constantly nervous. Even the slightest trouble, overwhelms them.

14.Don’t feel valid

They always doubt that they’re capable of doing something.

15.Angry

Growing up in an angry surrounding, can cause people to become angry too.

16.Constant mood swings

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People that grew up in abusive surroundings, can cause to have plethora of emotions come at you at random times. Having constant mood swings is how these people cope with their childhood.

17.Self-harming

Most of the abusive children, will end up harming themselves when they grow up.

18.Commitment issues

Commiting to another person is really hard when you’re hurt. It’s really hard to earn the trust of emotionally abused people.

19.Addiction issues

Victims that went trough emotional abuse are more likely to end up with an addiction.

20.Humble

These people are humble with their past. They didn’t let their past influence their future and they turned into greater and stronger people.

Source: The Mighty

2 comments on “20 Things You Do As an Adult When You’ve Experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse”

  1. Dyllan Leathers says:

    Thank you for this article

  2. John Abbotts says:

    Very enlightening.

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