Saturday, 7 October 2017


|by Justin Obongha|07 October, 2017|

Psychological repression, or simply repression, is the psychological attempt made by an individual to their characteristics to direct one's own desires and impulses toward pleasurable instincts by excluding the desire from one's consciousness and holding or subduing it in the unconscious.
It's really important to express your feelings and opinions, always from a place of respect, but without obsessing over how others around you will react.

“He who swallows much, eventually drowns.” Maybe you’ve heard this expression before. It’s an old saying, and like the majority of these sayings, they remind us of our ancestors and contain universal truths that we need to know.

How many things do you hold in every day? How many thoughts and feelings do you keep to yourself trying not to offend others? Be careful, because in the end you’re only doing damage to yourself. I'll explain some of the dangers of repressed emotions below.
1. Silence can mean consent, but… everything has a limit.

Silence is wisdom, there’s no doubt about that, and it’s always better than saying something foolish. Before making an off color comment or saying something inappropriate, it’s better to shut your mouth and show more intelligence than someone who doesn’t think before they speak.
However, there has to be a balance between keeping quiet and defending your needs:
Keeping your thoughts and feelings to yourself doesn’t let others know how they’re hurting you or that they’ve crossed the line. No one is a fortune teller, if you don’t let others know that something upsets or offends you, they won’t know.

Sometimes it’s wise to stay silent and other times you’ll have to choose wise words. Knowing when to speak up and when to stay quiet is one of the most important skills you can learn to develop. It’s not about keeping absolutely quiet or letting out every last thing on your mind. Extremes are never good. Maint