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How Do You Know If You Are Emotionally Damaged? [7 Signs]

It is not an easy task to know if you are emotionally damaged. There are no clear-cut signs and symptoms that clearly indicate whether your psyche is sound or damaged.

However, there are certain things that may make you think twice about the state of your mental health. Here are some telltale signs that you might be emotionally damaged:

How Do You Know If You Are Emotionally Damaged?

You Cannot Differ Between the Real and the Unreal

It is not uncommon for people who have been hurt to have trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy. It is also common for them to feel confused about what is true, what is real, and what others are thinking or feeling. In some cases, the person may even believe that their own feelings do not match up with what other people are telling them about how they feel. This can cause confusion and difficulty in relationships as well.

Another sign of emotional damage is when a person has trouble knowing what “right” means in different situations or when it comes to making decisions about things like money management or career choices. Some people who have been emotionally damaged struggle with knowing whether something feels good or bad while others find themselves unable to take pleasure from anything at all—even if someone else congratulates them on their accomplishments!

You Have a Sense of Detachment from Your Life

If you have a sense of detachment from your life, it can be because you are emotionally damaged.

You might feel like there is a barrier between you and everything else in the world. You might feel like you are watching your life on television or as if you are watching your life on a movie screen.

You might find yourself daydreaming frequently or feeling like there is another person inside of your body that is not really connected to what’s going on around them. If this sounds familiar, then maybe it’s time for you to seek out some professional help!

If you do feel like you are emotionally damaged, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. Many people in the world experience this sort of thing, and there are a lot of resources out there to help you through it.

Your Feelings Are Distorted

If you have a hard time feeling happy, and are frequently down, it could be because there is something wrong with your emotional health. A deeply damaged person may feel that they are not good enough for anyone or anything.

This can lead to feelings of depression, as well as feelings of unworthiness and failure. You might feel like you don’t deserve to be loved by anyone because of how flawed you believe yourself to be. If this sounds like something that describes how you feel about yourself, then it’s likely that your emotional health has been severely damaged over the years by trauma or abuse (whether physical or verbal).

You Live in the Past or in the Future

You may notice that you are unable to live in the present. This could be because you are constantly living in your past and/or future. Perhaps you have a lot of anxiety about what might happen, or maybe you are constantly replaying something that has happened before in your mind.

Another sign is that you find it difficult to enjoy yourself and your life. It can be hard to focus on enjoying the little things such as food and music because there are so many other things going on around you (or inside of you). If this sounds familiar, then it’s likely that some part of your brain has been damaged by past events, which means it’s time for some healing!

The first thing you can do is to try and stop thinking about the past and future. This might seem impossible at first, but with time it will become easier. The next step is to focus on what’s happening right now in front of your eyes. Is something funny going on around you? How does that make you feel? What are the people around you doing right now? What are they saying or thinking about?

You Are Easily Affected by Others’ Moods

If you are easily affected by others’ moods and feelings, it’s a good sign that you are emotionally damaged.

You are sensitive to the moods of others. You take on the emotions of others. You can be hurt by the opinions of others, even if they don’t know how to express them in a way that is kind or helpful. This makes it difficult for people who care about you to be honest with their feelings without hurting your feelings, which leads to more emotional damage over time!

You don’t have any real boundaries when it comes to other people. You can be easily manipulated by others’ feelings, which means you are often taken advantage of. You are a very giving person and that is why people love you so much, but also why it’s hard for them to see the truth about you!

You Have Poor Self-Esteem and Confidence

Being emotionally damaged can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and how you interact with other people. You may lack self-confidence, be self-conscious, or constantly worry about what others think of you. This can lead to low self-esteem and confidence levels that are far below what they should be.

If this sounds like you, know that it’s not uncommon—and there’s hope! Learning how to build your self-worth is central in the quest to overcome emotional damage.

Self-esteem is a central element of self-worth, so if you have low self-esteem or are unsure of yourself, it’s likely that your sense of self-worth is also damaged. It’s important to understand what it means to have low self-esteem and how it affects your life.

You lack basic self-confidence and courage to face the world.

If you have been emotionally damaged, then you will likely be lacking in the department of self-confidence and courage. This is because it is hard to feel confident when you have no sense of purpose, or when you feel like you are not good enough.

You also may be afraid to take risks because of past experiences where things did not go well for you. Additionally, if someone hurt you badly in the past, then this can cause a lot of issues when trying to form relationships in the future as well.

People who are emotionally damaged may also find themselves feeling unworthy of love and affection from others around them (and even themselves). They might wonder if they deserve something better than what they currently have in life; whether it’s something minor like buying new shoes or having more money saved up for retirement, or whether it’s something bigger like finding that special someone who cares about them just as much as they care about themselves!


Many of the people who are emotionally damaged don’t realize it because they cannot see the damage. They only see what they want to see and ignore everything else. When you get to know yourself better, you will start realizing that there is something wrong with your life.

It could be any one of these issues listed above or all at once. The important thing is that when you finally decide to take action and do something about it, then everything will start falling into place nicely without any problems whatsoever.

Meet the Author

Mo Fayez is an engineer by trade with more than 15 years of experience in management, passionate about Management coaching, self-help, and productivity. He has a passion for teaching and helping others become the best that they can be. He also enjoys training people to become more productive at work.Learn more about this blog that Mo has created in 2021, and why he decided to start this blog. If you want to send Mo a quick message, then visit his contact page here.

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