Resentment

A person who has experienced trauma is prone to feelings of resentment. This is not to say that they don't have the right to be angry, they do, but they don't process this anger and let go.

Resentful people hold on to the fiery experiences because they want to be able to throw the pain back to those who've hurt them. However, they would also hurt themselves in the process.

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The Psychology of Resentment: What Do Resentful People Hide?

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Resentful people tend to remain stuck in a state of anguish up to the point where it will continuously interfere with their daily life. Their mood changes, they are distrustful of other people and they also tend to mistreat others just because they feel entitled to do so.

Those who hold resentment in their hearts tend to keep repeating the event over and over again in their heads. The pain that they feel then turns into anger to hatred to wanting to get revenge.

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Characteristics and Psychological Profile of Resentful People
  1. They are unable to forgive.
  2. They have a black and white mindset (dichotomous thinking). They are living with a distorted cognitive reality where they don't realize that they do this.
  3. They have an immense amount of pride. They are always on the defensive and tend to take everything personally.
  4. They are unable to tend to their own emotional and psychological needs.

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How to Keep Resentment From Controlling Us

For us to be able to keep resentment from controlling us, we must be open to the idea of emotional forgiveness into our lives. When we welcome this idea, it helps us to get rid of any negative emotions so that we may create a new psychological reality.

It also aids us in having more flexible thoughts, we are then available to see things from a new perspective may they be in the form or people, relationships, or projects, moreover, we can then manage our anger properly.

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