Being empathic means having a strong ability to perceive the moods of others. What is less said, however, is that this ability is not innate, but develops in developmental age and takes on more marked characteristics especially in those who have gone through emotional trauma.
We communicate as we do according to the ways in which we perceive the world. However, while physiologically we process pieces of information similarly, the way in which we interpret them varies depending on our unique and wide range of psychological and cultural experiences.
If you have moved to a new cultural context, very different from the one(s) you are used to live in, and you feel stressed, isolated, frustrated, angry and confused, you may be experiencing culture shock.
What is that vague and unpleasant sensation that I have been carrying with me for long time? I have a clear sense of it, but do I find it so difficult to describe it? If you are raising these questions to yourself, then you may be trying to get in contact with your Background Feeling.
Why am I never satisfied with my achievements? Why do I keep wondering whether I am good enough or will I ever be good enough? If these questions sound familiar to you, you may be the child of a narcissist parent.
Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse. People who use Gaslighting manipulate you to a point that you increasingly doubt yourself, your judgment, your memory, and even your sanity.