I found this an interesting way of looking at our own mental state. If you think people around you are angry with you perhaps they’re not it’s just your own mental state. We know that how we think about ourselves and the world will significantly influence how we interpret and see.
We know that the ability to read many emotional expressions is a learnt behaviour. Some emotional expressions do vary between cultures, however many are inbuilt.
As a youngster, it is critical to our survival that we can read our parents accurately. A side note, one of the reasons why we seem to get on so well with dogs is because they seem to learn the ability to read human expressions accurately. My guide dog is pretty good at it.
One of the things that the article has mentioned is that for many people with issues like depression and anxiety there is likely to be strong emotional memories from the past. Sometimes most people use the word trauma.
We don’t know if everybody with these problems will have such emotional memories, after all it’s not practical to work with everyone!
However I can say, from my experience with the clients that I have worked with, it does become apparent that there are strong emotional memories from the past that are affecting on how they think about the world and how they behave today. Sometimes these memories are only just on the edge of awareness. Before I trained in Havening, I was aware that such memories exist in all of us. However, I had no idea how to help people change them. This is why I went through the extensive training.
Read the article below to learn more about this topic. It is written by Jessica Booth, a freelance writer from Hello Giggles. Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below.
If you feel like everyone is always angry with you – simply based on their neutral expression – this new study could explain why.