Seven Common Emotional Issues

Understanding your emotions can give you better emotional responses.
Seven Common Emotional Issues

Last update: 16 May, 2019

To understand these common emotional issues you need to know where they’re coming from. Knowing and accepting their cause is the first step towards getting better and it’ll help you work on it.

Emotions can affect how you think or what you feel. When you experience emotional issues, the symptoms can be severe and sometimes won’t go away by themselves. These issues could relate to some other diseases.

There are different types of emotional issues but here we’ll talk about seven of them. These seven emotional issues are as common as devastating. They can keep from becoming the real you.

“Emotions were like wild horses and it required wisdom to be able to control them.”

-Paulo Coelho-

common emotional issues

Common emotional issues

If you identify with any of these common emotional issues, read on. It’s important that you understand what’s wrong to start making it right:

  • Repression/emotional blocking
  • Emotional denial
  • Lack of emotional control
  • Emotional depersonalization
  • Conflictive emotions
  • Emotional dependency
  • Searching for pleasure

Repression/emotional blocking

Repressing an emotion means you know it’s happening but you don’t want to or don’t know how to express that emotion and you don’t experience it. In a way, emotional blocking means not understanding your emotion.

You repress your feelings because you think you shouldn’t be feeling them. This confusion makes you lose emotional freedom.

If you don’t express your sadness or anger, these emotions will pile up and you’ll have a fit of rage.

“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.”

-Judith Wright-

Emotional denial

When you deny your emotions and pretend they don’t exist, it makes your emotions grow stronger. They can harm you and you might not realize it. Maybe you get really bad back pain and this can be because of a bottled up emotion.

woman yelling in anger

Lack of emotional control

When you get really bad thoughts in your head and feel sad or worried you can act up and start making bad decisions. Emotions can get the best of you and make you lose control. Lack of emotional control can have bad consequences.

Emotional depersonalization

This defense mechanism stops you from connecting emotionally to someone or something, like a tear in your emotional cycle avoiding what’s hurt you in the past and stop you from enjoying life.

“We need to understand how destructive emotions affect us and constructive emotions can help us, so that we can mantain our peace of mind.”

-Dalai Lama-

Conflictive emotions

An emotional conflict leads you to a roadblock. These conflicts can be hard to identify because they’re not visible, but they can be felt.

Life’s not black and white. Emotions aren’t black and white. If you think you can’t experience more than one emotion at once, you should know that you can. You can even mix emotions!

sad woman looking out the window

Emotional dependency

Sometimes is difficult to let go, to not be stuck in a past feeling. Even more, this comes to an unsolved trauma or an emotion that wasn’t processed properly.

Mindfulness meditation can be beneficial if you’re trying to disconnect from the past.

Searching for pleasure

The issue here is not tolerating frustration. More so, if someone hasn’t experienced unpleasant emotions, they’re on a quest for pleasant emotions.

“If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.”

-Daniel Goleman-

woman holding a brain and a heart

Finally, unlearning to move on can help you find the answers to whatever’s causing your pain. So, it’s time to train your emotional intelligence.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.