What is meant by the word “feeling”?
Is it a good thing to have it? Or is it bad? In psychology, a feeling is a sense of a bodily event that is closely tied to an emotion.
In contrast to the times when people prefer to open up and share their feelings with others, there are times when people prefer to keep their true emotions hidden for more ethical or personal reasons, such as: not wanting to hurt others, finding it difficult to express themselves, and not wanting others to feel sorry for them when they see or are aware of their emotional state.
They prefer not to divulge their private information to others since they don’t want to appear vulnerable. At some point in their life, almost everyone feels hurt, embarrassed, threatened, angry, unhappy, or used. When this kind of situation arrives, people try to bottle up their emotions.
We feel that it’s safer to keep our emotions inside, but doing so isn’t always the healthiest course of action. This method keeps us from talking about our wants, which can develop into a serious problem, and keeps us from actually connecting with people. Long-term suppression of emotions may even have unexpected negative effects on our mental and physical health.
However, the main reason we choose to suppress our emotions is that it feels simpler to do so. When they are worried about hurting the feelings of others, people frequently start to have a tendency to hide their feelings. It goes without saying that people want to avoid harming others and causing uncomfortable situations if they want to be liked and make a positive impression.
The need to hide our feelings is sometimes a long-standing habit that we have formed. To end the pattern and start expressing ourselves to others, true courage is needed. Don’t give up even though doing so might feel uneasy, risky, or challenging—the prize is worthwhile.
“You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.” — Julian Seifter
Written by: Abilash Sundaresan
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