Looking at the interplay of aggression and shame — Many people think of "aggression" as a bad thing.
Some people are afraid of their own aggression or ashamed of even experiencing it, which can lead to attempts to suppress and then subsequent outbursts that feel out of control and reinforce the feelings of fear, and shame of aggression.
This is a wonderful example of something you can bring into the therapy room, and explore with your therapist. What is your own experience with judging your emotions?
- Sue Smith, LCSW
About the author: Sue Smith is an LA based LCSW who primarily sees young women ages 20-30 in her practice.