7 Signs You’re Not A Bad Person, It’s Your Trauma

7 Signs You’re Not A Bad Person, It’s Your Trauma

Do you constantly push people away, react sensitively to situations, or resort to bad habits like drinking, smoking, or reckless behaviors? They could be signs of unresolved trauma. Trauma occurs when negative past events leave people with emotional or physical scars. It is important to seek your own path of healing, but do you blame yourself for being a bad person for doing these things? If so, maybe it’s time to stop self-victimizing and focus more on things that you can do to improve yourself as a person. You are not a bad person, and you are not your trauma.

Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Vanessa Tao
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
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