There are a wide variety of emotions that describe our needs, both met and unmet. By learning to name the upset and happy feelings, we are able to more easily communicate. It is also easier for others to help us find solutions. Being authentic with our emotions and needs is part of being a mature adult.
We have all had emotional wounding in our lives. Usually the negative beliefs about our capabilities, appearance or skills was given to us by someone in our early life experience. The hurt or criticism was typically handed out by a caregiver, parent
For many people, the mere idea of social situations and conversations through them into anxiety. Just the thoughts of beginning a conversation with a stranger, or co-worker, can bring out latent inferior feelings and lack of confidence. I have gathered