7 signs you have intergenerational trauma passed on through your family

Emotional Volatility: Feelings of being stuck in the trauma with heightened emotions and skepticism.

Emotional Detachment: A tendency to be emotionally detached and intolerant of perceived weakness, often coupled with a reluctance to discuss the trauma (a 'conspiracy of silence').

Heightened Anxiety and Guilt: Increased feelings of vulnerability and helplessness.

Low Self-Esteem: This can be accompanied by depression and anxiety.

Substance Abuse: A higher likelihood of substance use as a coping mechanism.

Difficulty in Relationships: Challenges with forming attachments and maintaining relationships.

Extreme Reactivity to Stress: Including symptoms like hypervigilance and intrusive thoughts.

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