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High-Functioning Trauma Survivors Will Understand These 6 Behaviors Deeply
These six truths will set you free as a trauma survivor.
“Behavior #1: Being calm isn’t a sign that the trauma never happened. Many times, it is a sign that the trauma was so severe the person had to dissociate to survive. It can also be a sign of resilience after enduring too many traumas…
Behavior #2: Sometimes hypervigilance isn’t “just” a trauma response but a highly sophisticated radar and system of intuition.
Trauma survivors are accustomed to society dismissing and minimizing their intuition, instincts, and ability to discern and identify toxic people and patterns as a “trauma response.” However, psychologists and researchers note that children who grow up in abusive homes can develop a finely tuned radar for danger. For example, Frankenhuis and colleagues (2013) reviewed research that showed that people with histories of childhood abuse have an enhanced ability to detect threats in their environment and an increased capacity for improved memories specifically when identifying relevant aspects and cues in their environment that point toward danger.” — Shahida Arabi, MA
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