What and where is a gut feeling?
February 5, 2014 8:19 PM Subscribe
Frequently on Askme people say to trust your gut or inner voice when it comes to relationships. What exactly does that feel like and how do you teach yourself that?
posted by kanata to Human Relations (31 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I seem to be missing that little voice inside that tells you when you meet someone new if they are a safe person or not. Lots of reasons I am working in therapy for but I hear people talking about this a lot and don't really understand it. I trust people automatically and assume everyone is good and won't take advantage/won't hurt me. Emotionally I missed out on a lot of lessons in life and am quite naïve when it comes to navigating new friendships/relationships. Because of PTSD I don't feel that connected to my body a lot.
I hear about teaching children to listen to that "uh oh" voice inside. Is this a place that you can feel in your body? Are there guides for teaching what it feels like and for adults? What does it sound like?
Man... Even phrasing this seems naïve but it is something I really am struggling with as I make new friends.