45 Characteristics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment (compare to Complex PTSD)

45 Characteristics of PTSD of Abandonment
45 Characteristics of PTSD of Abandonment
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. - Sept. 30, 2022 - PRLog -- PTSD of Abandonment is the underlying traumatic source of Complex PTSD (C-PTSD).
  1. An intense fear of abandonment that interferes in the emotional tenure of relationships in adulthood.
  2. Difficulty forming primary relationships.
  3. Intrusive insecurity that interferes in your love life, social life and goal achievement.
  4. A tendency to repeatedly subject yourself to people or experiences that lead to another loss, another rejection, and another trauma.
  5. Shame – any feeling of rejection or failure can trigger deeply embedded feelings of hidden shame.
  6. Shame is mostly unconscious; you experience it indirectly by a depressed mood or low self-esteem.
  7. Difficulty with trust.
  8. Need for constant reassurance when you are trying to trust someone. Receiving a friendly text can have an instant tranquilizing effect.
  9. A tendency toward self-defeating behavior patterns that sabotage your love-life, goals, or career.
  10. Anxiety with authority figures. This could include anyone from your boss to someone you perceive as higher up in social ranking.
  11. Heightened memories of traumatic separations and other events.
  12. Conversely, partial or complete memory blocks of childhood traumas.
  13. An intrusive reawakening of emotional memories stemming from childhood losses – i.e. feelings of helplessness, vulnerability and dread – without being able to recall the original events.
  14. Low self-esteem, low sense of entitlement, performance anxiety.
  15. Negative self-comparison with people who have more confidence, more egotism, and more social power.
  16. Feelings of emotional detachment, i.e. feeling numb to current or past losses and disconnections.
  17. Conversely, difficulty letting go of an ex, difficulty letting go of feelings of rejection, longing, and regret.
  18. Difficulty letting go period (like a dog with a bone) over a conflict with another, a disappointment, etc.
  19. Difficulty getting past making a mistake or poor performance. Merciless self-criticism.
  20. Episodes of self-neglectful or self-destructive behavior.
  21. Difficulty withstanding (and overreacting to) the customary emotional ups and downs within intimate relationships.
  22. Reaching impasses – trouble working through the conflict with others.
  23. Extreme sensitivity to perceived rejections, exclusions or criticisms.
  24. Emotional pendulum swings between fear of engulfment and fear of abandonment: i.e. On one hand you feel 'the walls close in' if someone gets too close, and on the other, you feel insecure, love-starved – on a precipice of abandonment – when you become unsure of the person's love.
  25. Tendency to feel hopelessly hooked on a partner who is emotionally unavailable = abandoholism.
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