Toxic emotions pollute the mind with negative feelings such as anger, fear, low self-esteem, resentment, rage, jealousy, shame and guilt. As victims often feel addicted and lightheaded with these overpowering emotions, they are aptly called 'toxic emotions'.It is a universal problem that worries men for centuries.
Why should I be aware of this?
It is not known why men are major victims of toxic emotions. But it has been scientifically proved that men try to suppress their emotions more effectively than women. Fearing that failure can overpower them, men struggle to put up their materialistically and spiritually perfect outlook to the society. This results in toxic emotions in anxiety, jealousy, hatred, anger, depression and the simultaneous negative emotions. These toxic emotions will run high with disastrous results in the lives of men.
Angry silence or withdrawal can be just as emotionally harmful as overt violence. Passive-aggressive behaviour is characterized by emotionally abusive treatment of others through non-cooperation, evasiveness, and behaviours that leave others disempowered.
If toxic emotion is a recurring problem in l life, it can be difficult to look within ourselves and face the fears or pain. But we have the power within to take control of our emotions and our lives.
How does this affect me?
Toxic emotions not only have a negative impact on men’s health but also on their family or societal relationships. According to medical experts negative feelings are the main causes for most of the diseases. Toxic emotions cause severe joint pains that arrest your movements also. However one need not live with these overpowering feelings forever. With efforts one can get rid of them and lead normal lives.
All about toxic emotions
Toxic emotions are something repressed, suppressed or left unexpressed from before.
Repressed, suppressed and unexpressed emotions not only affect our physical, emotional and spiritual being, but are the source of everything from irritability and road rage to despondency and chronic depression.
Although some of these 11 are closely interconnected, each has its own uniquely disastrous impact on our lives.
Types of toxic emotions
- Hurt – victimization, helplessness, blame
- Sadness – self-pity, regret, grief
- Shame – humiliation, embarrassment
- Hopelessness – loneliness, despair, desperation
- Fear – anxiety, panic, immobilization
- Anger – resentment, bitterness
- Hate – meanness, vengefulness
- Jealousy – envy, possessiveness
- Pride – better than, self-righteousness
- Greed – insatiability, emotional hunger
- Guilt – self-blame, false responsibility
If toxic emotions are allowed to remain and build up they prevent lighter and more vibrant energies in the form of opportunities, expansion, love and health from entering. Toxic emotions left to linger and reside in your home keep your life on hold and lead to stagnancy.
Toxic emotions at work place
Toxic emotions can develop from a number of sources, including the behavior of immediate bosses, uncooperative employees or even abrasive clients.
Toxicity at work place is the outcome of emotionally insensitive attitudes and actions of managers, co-workers or customers and of inhumane practices of organizations. Likely sources of toxic emotions in the workplace, include incivility, interpersonal incompetence, malevolent intention, thoughtless institutional practices, and external jolts and traumas; healing responses of individuals and organizations to emotional pain..
It is not uncommon for some toxic men to follow self-destructive behavior patterns, with the aim of undermining their own lives and happiness. These emotions don’t allow them to see themselves as non-productive, self-destructive and unpleasant. They get so limited that they refuse to recognize or respect other people’s emotional or physical boundaries.
What can I do?
- The first step to get rid of your toxic emotions is to accept that you want to get rid of it.
- Be jolly and keep up a smiling face. This will serve as a physical and emotional release factor.
- Spend time with your family. Preferably go on holiday, a sabbatical or weekend camping.
- Discuss your worries with someone who is likely to understand you.
- Meditation, guided imagery or hypnosis can work wonders for you.
- Aromatherapy the olfactory system has an extraordinary and direct effect on the emotional body.