Why would you have a distorted way of seeing the world? You might have been bought up by parents who modelled this way of thinking. Or, something happened to you as child that triggered your brain to operate like this (see childhood trauma, below).
Anxiety involves unrealistic and uncontrollable racing thoughts that affect us physically, leaving us breathless, sweating, and with a racing heart. Paranoia and a certainty that something bad is going to happen is par for the course here.
Anxiety can also be triggered by trauma. This can be recent, like an accident or shock bereavement. Or it can be from childhood.
6. Negative Core Beliefs.
If you can honestly say you’ve spent most of your adult life with a feeling something bad will happen, you might have a core belief that the world is not safe. Core beliefs are assumptions we make about ourselves, others, and the world that we then mistake for fact. Usually formed in childhood, core beliefs then secretly drive all our choices in life, so they are powerful.
Some of us who just experience the world in a different manner than the average person.Personality disorders mean that since early adulthood, you have consistently thought and acted different to others in ways that make daily life a challenge. It often means you sense danger where others don’t.
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