We spend our daily lives being bombarded with things that affect the way we feel, think and behave. These things come in various interactions we have with our work colleague, significant other, our work, beliefs and opinions; our principles in life. Constantly and repetitively being exposed to these stimulus can affect our reactions and even shape our character, whether it be for the betterment of our personal welfare/development or escapism, our decision to ignore something out of habit, indifference or apathy.
But explaining our diminished emotional responsiveness in situations in which actions garnering a negative emotional response is proved irrelevant and unnecessary is a conversation that I feel strongly writing about. The conversation is one that produces a double positive or negative or combined impact:
1.) Battling invincible ailments – anxiety, depression, phobias: evoking a stimuli over a period of time on a constant state allows for the individual to ultimately adopt to the negative situation.
2.) Ignoring emotions – a defence mechanism in which the individual choose to not acknowledge the existence of something; eventually accomplishing a self-fulfilling prophecy making something not exist anymore through pretence.
3.) Conscious efforts of self-inhibition – an active, voluntary self-imposed action that controls the negative stimuli and its effects on one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour.