You know you are feeling something and that you should not be feeling it but you don’t know what it is. Even when you are happy you struggle with it. This feeling is odd and overwhelming in every possible way.

7. You have no compassion for yourself but plenty for others.

You are much harder on yourself than you would be to anyone else. While you might let a co-worker know that their mistake is okay and easily fixable when you do the same thing it is the end of the world in your mind.

8. You feel flawed.

This is what I also referred to earlier. You feel like something is wrong but you don’t know what. You think the problem is within you but it is not, not really. You didn’t do anything wrong.

9. You find it easier to love animals than people.

Animals are much easier to get along with and to connect with. Animals do not judge you and love you unconditionally. You love that you never have to worry about your dog talking about you behind your back.

10. You feel like you are on the outside looking in.

Parents that don’t notice their children’s emotions or simply choose to ignore them are sending a message that their feelings do not matter. As an adult, you continue on this harmful path of not taking your emotions into consideration and you aren’t sure how to deal with the ones you do have.