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Can Childhood Trauma Effect My Personality?

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on how the trauma you have experienced during childhood may continue to influence your adulthood personality and life in general, to normalize these states of mind and help you feel understood during your journey of growth and healing. I would like to remind you that suggestions on this post should not be taken as medical advice, therapy, or as a one-size-fits-all approach. Keep in mind that every individual’s journey of experiencing and navigating through stress or trauma is distinctive because you are one of a kind and no person is truly like you! Experiencing abuse in any form is NOT OKAY, but what you are experiencing as a result of abuse is valid. Please know that healing is not a formula and is not for anyone else to define for you. You do you, and you follow all that you need to follow, to help yourself. If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

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Written By: Pranati Palanivel

What is childhood trauma?

Serious unfavorable childhood experiences are described as childhood trauma.

A variety of situations that fall under the category of psychological trauma can affect children:

including neglect


sexual abuse

emotional abuse

physical abuse

seeing a parent or sibling being abused, and

having a parent who is mentally ill.

These occurrences have significant psychological, physiological, and societal repercussions and can have detrimental, long-lasting implications on health and wellbeing, including antisocial behavior's, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sleep difficulties (Childhood trauma, 2023).

What are some signs of repressed childhood trauma?

What is personality?

Can childhood trauma gradually effect you personality?

Can childhood trauma cause future issues in one's personality?

What kind of personality development issues are observed amongst some people with childhood trauma?

Can you prevent or reduce the effects of childhood trauma?

What treatment options are available for adults who have experienced childhood trauma?

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