Feeling truly “safe” can take a lifetime, and people who destroy our sense of safety don’t make it any easier. Spot these signs that confirm why you don’t feel emotionally safe around certain people.
You feel judged
Bullying and criticism are enough to make anyone feel unsafe. Make the choice to separate yourself from negative people who make you feel like you need to hide your true self.
You don’t feel like you can be honest
Because of the judgment, you feel like you can’t be truthful about your feelings. You may alter who you are around this person to prevent them from seeing the real you.
You hold past trauma
If you’ve ever felt betrayed by a friend, lover or family member, it may be difficult for you to trust other people. Your guard will especially be raised if you meet someone that reminds you of the person that crossed you. It’ll be hard, but try to keep in mind that not all people are the same and that people can be trusted.
They are closed-off too
This isn’t even the other person’s fault but is simply a clash between both of your guarded personalities. In my opinion, the best thing to do in this situation is to attempt to befriend this person because you may have a lot in common.