Signs You Are Emotionally Wounded

Every day, you interact with people from all walks of life.  Do you ever see pain when you look into their eyes? There are emotionally wounded individuals all around you, yet their scars and internal injuries aren’t always easy to detect.

It's possible that you are the one with scars from previous trauma. Physical wounds eventually heal, and with them the accompanying pain as well. However, the emotional wounds seem to hurt the most and don't seem to heal at all.

It would be helpful if you were able to identify the signs of someone who is carrying deep inner wounds because you are constantly surrounded by people at work, school, the store, and in all other parts of your social life. This is especially essential prior to establishing a relationship with them.

Additionally, if you have injuries that have never healed, some of these signs may be present in your life. The most noticeable signs of someone experiencing inner turmoil are listed below.

Crying Effortlessly / Being Overly Emotional

Usually, a person with frequent cries has emotional problems. They are affected by subconscious suffering in ways they cannot grasp. When reading a moving book, they have a box of tissues next to them  - or carry tissues to the movies.

The tears roll down their faces with ease when anything touches their heart. Remember that some people are more sensitive than others. Therefore not everyone is emotionally troubled inside. However, a person who cries frequently usually has a reason why their tears are so close together.

If you find yourself crying too much, pay attention to your inner well-being as it might be a sign that you’re hurting inside.

Loss of Interest

After a mental breakdown, you may begin to rethink everything you once enjoyed. This causes you to lose your ability to smile at many things that used to make you happy. When this happens, negative thoughts dominate all other thoughts. That explains why you constantly lack motivation and easily lose interest in practically anything you do.

When someone is coping with such inner wounds, depression can easily set in, and depression can make getting out of bed every morning difficult.

Your emotional wounds are probably to blame for your lack of energy if you don't enjoy going out to dinner, hanging out with friends, or an activity that has always been a part of you.

When you see that you no longer love the same activities you used to, consider why, and don't stay locked in one place. The more you do nothing, the worse your emotional wounds will hurt.

Replaying the Bad Memories

It's possible that a traumatic event from your past has turned into one of your emotional wounds if you find it impossible to move on from it and it continues repeating over and over in your head. Actually, the fact that you can't get rid of an unpleasant memory is an indication that you need to accept the hurt.

Your unpleasant memories might be like a broken record that keeps playing until you mend it. It's hard to go on after a traumatic event that rocked you to the core, but you have to embrace the suffering.

Overanalysing is accompanied by revisiting your past errors nonstop. When you've been severely wounded, you can't stop wondering why this happened to you. That is why you keep going back to the awful memories while looking for the solution. The reality is that there isn't a single correct response to your questions. Furthermore, you don't have to have all the solutions. We sometimes find ourselves powerless over certain aspects of life. Our reaction to them is something we can control.

In order to understand that being wounded as a result of that experience is completely normal and okay, try to pinpoint and investigate the reasons why it made you ache so much.

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Feeling Hopeless and Worthless

Do you ever feel like nothing you do is good enough? Without a doubt, it has more to do with how you see the world than with how things actually are. Trauma can result in low self-worth and low self-esteem. It may be a sign of inner wounds that need to heal if you often feel like you're on the outside looking in.

Try to get in touch with those who are truly close to you when you feel at your lowest point in life. Allowing yourself to receive affection and care might help you feel better about your situation and boost your self-esteem.

Feeling lost

Everything around you becomes suspicious when you have emotional wounds. You're no longer sure what to think or feel because your emotions are so muddled. Because of the abuse, your brain is knotted and no longer processes information as quickly as it once did.

Nothing making sense and feeling emotionally spent all the time are indications that you have scars that need to be healed. Only because your trauma defines you and governs your life do you feel adrift and that you don't belong anyplace.

You must prepare yourself to move forward even if accepting that you are lost at this time is necessary. If you do nothing except continue to think about how lost you feel, you will never be able to handle it. Stop making excuses and entertain the option that it's time to face the real reasons for your feelings.

Easily Annoyed by Others

Being emotionally wounded also makes you extremely sensitive and susceptible to being upset by the actions of those around you. Within seconds, their questions, words, laughter, and even their breathing will irritate you. You will erect walls around yourself that are taller than the tallest building due to the pain you have endured and the wounds it left behind. 

The smallest interruption can send your emotional centers into overdrive and make you crazy. As a result, living with someone on edge can be challenging because everyone will be on edge as well.

You don't just avoid letting people physically close to you, but also emotionally. Keep in mind that this could result in social retreat and cause your wounds to enlarge once you are left with no one to discuss them with.

Even though spending time alone is important, keep in mind that talking openly with others can also help you lessen the agony of your emotional wounds.

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Feeling Stuck

Everyone experiences a sensation of stasis in life at some point, whether it be due to an uninspiring job, a dissatisfying relationship, or just a general feeling of disinterest.

What does it mean to feel trapped mentally or emotionally in life? Only you are aware of how that makes you feel and the reasons behind it.

It can be that you don't have a clear sense of direction or purpose, or that your connections with people right now aren't satisfying.

Whatever the situation, there are several strategies to unstick yourself psychologically and emotionally. The first step is self-awareness.

Using coping mechanisms could be beneficial to you as you navigate this life stage. One method is to picture yourself riding waves in the ocean. Knowing that the days and months ahead will be filled with ups and downs will help you prepare for probable issues and recover from them more swiftly.

Lack of Concentration

If you've ever struggled to finish a demanding task at work, study for a significant exam, or put in the necessary time on a complex project, you may have wished you had more focus.

The mental effort you put into whatever you're currently working on or learning is referred to as concentration. Attention span is occasionally mistaken with it, however it refers to how long you can focus on one subject.

The emotionally wounded frequently have trouble concentrating. When you're an emotional wreck and unable to concentrate on a job or maintaining a family, your body can still sense the tension and strain from your scars even if you're not meditating on them.

Some ways to improve concentration may work well, while others may not seem to do much for you. Try a variety of strategies to determine what works best.

Feeling Numb

Your feelings have started to look like an emotional outburst. At the end of it, after you’ve felt so painfully wounded, and your emotions have turned into a giant mess, you can feel nothing but numbness. You now go through days no longer experiencing any emotions, including happiness or sadness. 

You just want the day to be over. Your numbness is actually a coping mechanism you employ to avoid potential further wounds. Although it would be simpler to simply switch off your emotions and avoid feeling anything, doing so will hinder your ability to recover from this emotional trauma. 

Childhood Trauma Recovery claims that when the amygdala is merely shut down or stunted, the brain enters a protective mode and can turn off emotional reactions. While foster children frequently go through this in great detail, anyone who has gone through emotional pain might experience it. 

If you're feeling emotionally numb, remember that you're not alone and that it won't stay forever. Make contact with the individuals you care about and a doctor's appointment. They may be able to fill the gap and move you a little closer to experiencing emotions.

Desperate woman suffering from insomnia

Disorganized Sleep Schedule 

Your sleep schedule is now disorganized and harmful as a result of all this overthinking and fluctuating emotions. Even the last time you went to sleep at a respectable hour escapes your memory. You are alone with your thoughts during the night. Being alone with your thoughts may be so difficult when your emotional wounds are still overwhelming. Your mind becomes consumed by emotions like loneliness, depression, and desperation. Sleeping when going through such emotional trauma is simply not an option.

Jet lag, all-nighters, and shift work can disrupt your sleep cycle. Fortunately, if you follow excellent sleeping habits, you can get everything back on track. Avoid bright lighting and large foods right before bed. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet, and comfortable. Stay active during the day and avoid naps to improve your sleep.


Life has a way of throwing you things that you are ill-prepared or unprepared to handle. It's possible that you've experienced abuse or been betrayed by a loved one. When these things happen, you become emotionally wounded and traumatized by the events.

Even though the event that deeply hurt you may have only lasted a short while, the enduring impression it leaves on your mind and emotions lasts a lifetime. Fortunately, there are ways to get over these hurts and live a productive life. Today is a fantastic day to start moving toward recovery because there is power in positive affirmations, journaling, counselling, and meditation.