Last Updated on August 22, 2016 by Cindy Bekesi
For a child who grows up experiencing adversities in childhood, FEAR often dominates that young person’s view of the world—a worldview that is often carried forward into adulthood.
So, where does the fear originate from? “In a home full of pain, quarreling, or coldness, children are chronically stressed and on guard,” says psychiatrist Sonja Lyubomirsky. So, it’s only natural to become fearful and stay fearful growing up, not knowing what to expect from one moment to the next. It becomes a habit, a pattern – an expectation of the worst, expecting harm around every corner, anticipating threats that aren’t there. You may not be taking the small risks in life you should take in order to advance further. But this FEAR has lead to unique strengths.