Invalidating symptom definition
Actually, all emotions do have a basis in reality, and feelings are facts, fleeting though they may be. Trying to Make You Feel Guilty While Invalidating You I tried to help you.. It doesn't bother anyone else, why should it bother you? But trying to dress an emotional wound, with logic tends to either confuse, sadden or infuriate a person. Telling You How You "Should" Feel or Act You should be excited. How can you let a little thing like that bother you? Do you really think that crying about it is going to help anything? (in a bad mood today, tired, cranky)Sarcasm and Mocking Oh, you poor thing.
He found that when one's feelings are denied a person can be made to feel crazy even they are perfectly mentally healthy. Further, emotion inhibition significantly predicted psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms.) (Reference)* We are ignored* We are judged* We are led to believe there is something wrong with us for feeling how we feel You Can't Heal an Emotional Wound with Logic People with high IQ and low EQ tend to use logic to address emotional issues. This tends to alienate people and diminish their potential. Denying Your Perception, Defending But of course I respect you. That is ridiculous (nonsense, totally absurd, etc.)I was only kidding. Trying to Isolate You You are the only one who feels that way.
One sign of both high self-esteem and high EQ is the absence of either of these defensive responses.