Added: Jeanine Millikan - Date: 04.12.2021 00:47 - Views: 47008 - Clicks: 2196
Have you ever felt invisible to everyone around you? Whether you've been ignored in conversation, had your feelings dismissed, have been discounted because of your gender, left out at social gatherings, or something else, feeling like you don't matter hurts.
In fact, many people feel invisible to others because they are invisible to themselves. Once you understand what makes you feel this way, and why the emotions are so strong, you can begin to heal.
Read on to learn more about some common underlying issues that might be causing you to feel invisible. In order to feel loved, respected and validated, we need to feel comfortable feeling and expressing our emotions.
Ideally, this emotional development will occur during childhood. Otherwise, children are more likely to feel invisible as they get older. These feelings then continue through adulthood. When children grow up in a family [with] a chronic lack of attunement and their feelings are invalidated, they often grow up feeling invisible as children as well as feeling invisible later on as adults.
Feelings of invisibility then lead to emotional withdrawal, especially in social settings. If you can relate to the above statement, you may be giving off unintentional cues that make others hesitant to approach or engage with you.
Think about your body language, facial expressions, language and other social cues to see if they could be contributing factors. Do you feel unappreciated because you regularly do nice things for other people, but they never seem to return the favor? These situations are frustrating and painful. But, at the end of the day, you need to be an advocate for yourself and take responsibility for your emotions. In the examples above, and in similar situations, try a different approach:.
When you treat yourself with respect and love, others will follow, and your feelings of invisibility will lessen.
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How to Be Seen and Heard When You’re Feeling Invisible