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Old 01-29-2012  
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I think that there is a great connection between anxiety and holding back how your real emotions/feelings. I personally have the bad habit of holding back my anger/happiness when I am in the " real" world. When I feel happy I quickly snap back to " reality" and tell myself that I am actually sad. Wow...its crazy how im realizing this now as im writing this lol. I also never show my anger to others.... for me getting angry is a signs of weakness and will bring further judgmental comments from others. This is something that I am definitely working on from now on...just to show my true feelings. Many times during the day I will hide behind a depress/anxious wall that I have created. The easiest thing to do is to hide behind that curtain and not take responsibility for myself. Life is truly about choices and attitude...hummmm. I always have the sensation that I am the one who reacts to the world around me when its really the opposite.

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Yes I do. It's a bad habit to start and hard to fix. I withhold my real feelings from friends/family and bottle them up. As for anger, I have had issues in the past of anger issues and now have to hold them back so I don't do anything stupid. But I am the opposite from your opinion, I find that holding back emotions and anger is weakness. I just can't stand being pushed around and whenever I hold back emotions I end up getting pushed around. Plus it does contribute to my anxiety a lot.

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Im always holding back my emotions. Everyday i wake up and I put on my fake smile as a mask to hide how im really feeling which is usually sad and depressed. Ive always been such a reserved guy, my mind is like an impenetrable fortress that I let very,very few people into.
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Yes I do. It's a bad habit to start and hard to fix. I withhold my real feelings from friends/family and bottle them up. As for anger, I have had issues in the past of anger issues and now have to hold them back so I don't do anything stupid. But I am the opposite from your opinion, I find that holding back emotions and anger is weakness. I just can't stand being pushed around and whenever I hold back emotions I end up getting pushed around. Plus it does contribute to my anxiety a lot.
Interesting.... my mother was extremely angry and would lash out at me when I was kids. Maybe its just " the little" me not wanting to go back to that.
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Interesting.... my mother was extremely angry and would lash out at me when I was kids. Maybe its just " the little" me not wanting to go back to that.
My brother and my ex-boyfriend used to lash out on me. I would just sit there and take it and end up not doing anything. Now I feel like because of that I have been taking it out on other people to make up for the times I never stood up for myself in front of my brother, ex and bullies.

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I learnt from a young age the folly of speaking too loosely. I gradually have become a mute and share nothing of myself with anyone. The pressures which ate away my confident bolstered my silence; so now I find it very difficult to be open at all.
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I try to suppress anger but depression is harder to contain.
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I try to suppress anger but depression is harder to contain.
I know what you mean...did you know that depression and anger go hand to hand?

Psychological Self-Help: Chapter 6: Happiness, Depression and Self-Concept - page 44 of 179
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I usually don't. I mean, I have a lot of stress in my everyday life and obviously, I can't share my thoughts with everyone but I do talk about my feelings a lot. If I feel bad about something, I will talk about it. However, I never talk about anything good that's happened to me. Always the bad stuff.

But I often feel like I'm getting people bored with my problems, even on here. So I try to tone it down a bit.
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I know what you mean...did you know that depression and anger go hand to hand?

Psychological Self-Help: Chapter 6: Happiness, Depression and Self-Concept - page 44 of 179
That's interesting. That may be what's happening to me.

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But I often feel like I'm getting people bored with my problems, even on here. So I try to tone it down a bit.
You're not boring anybody.
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