What do you call a person who doesn't express their feelings?

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asked Nov 27, 2022 in Mental Health by Zerodiamond (1,400 points)
What do you call a person who doesn't express their feelings?

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answered Dec 27, 2022 by Take8seat (10,980 points)
When someone does not express their feelings you call them apathetic or a stoic.

Someone who keeps their feelings inside is called catatonic, stolid, impassive or a deadpan.

These are all words that describe someone that hides their emotions and keeps their feelings inside.

A person who hides their pain behind a smile is called an eccedentsiast.

An eccedentsiast is a person or someone who smiles but is hiding their pain behind their smile.

This is also known as smiling depression and someone who smiles all the time or a lot more than normal may be depressed.

Eccedentesiast means someone who puts on a fake smile.

In Latin, “ecce” means “look at” and “dente” means “teeth.”

So, literally, “Look at the teeth.” It could be read as looking at the surface, at the fake smile that hides what's really going on underneath.

When someone doesn't open up they are called reticent.

Reticent is someone who is restrained and formal but it can also refer to a person who does not want to draw attention to themselves.

And they most often prefer seclusion to other people.

When someone changes moods quickly it's called cyclothymia or cyclothymic disorder.

Cyclothymic disorder, is a rare mood disorder.

Cyclothymia causes emotional ups and downs, but they're not as extreme as those in bipolar I or II disorder.

With cyclothymia, you experience periods when your mood noticeably shifts up and down from your baseline.

If you have cyclothymia, you'll have periods of feeling low followed by periods of extreme happiness and excitement (called hypomania) when you do not need much sleep and feel that you have a lot of energy.

The periods of low mood do not last long enough and are not severe enough to be diagnosed as clinical depression.

The signs that your child respects you are.

Your child shows and exhibits empathy.
Your child doesn't act in terms or ultimatums.
Copycatting is on the rise.
Your child seeks praise.
Your child Mind's their Ps & Qs.
Your child's self respect is present.
Communication is consistent with your child.

To respond to a disrespectful child you should.

Stay calm and don't overreact when you think your child is being disrespectful.
Identify the cause for disrespect and focus on teaching problem-solving alternatives.
Model how to be respectful by respecting your kids first.
Use kind and firm discipline to teach, not punish.
Ignore Attention-Seeking Behavior.
Find the Root Cause.
Use When/Then Statements.
Have Your Child Try Again.
Pick Your Battles.
Provide an Immediate Consequence.
Use Restitution.
Refill Someone Else's Tank.

When a child is disrespectful it's most often caused by poor problem solving skills as well as a lack of knowledge about how to be more respectful as the child pulls away.

Often when kids separate from you they also do it all wrong before they learn how to do it right.

Things you can help your child to become less disrespectful are.

Do not become angry.
Make sure everyone is safe.
Do not punish.
Acknowledge your child's anger.
Ask questions to understand the source of anger.
Offer help.
Teach emotional regulation skills.
Teach how to express objections respectfully.

You can tell and know if your child has a behavioral disorder by looking out for signs of behavioral disorders which include.

You can tell and know if your child has a behavioral disorder by looking out for signs of behavioral disorders which include.

Drastic changes in behavior or personality.
Frequent tantrums and outbursts.
Feeling very sad or withdrawn for two or more weeks.
Intensive worries or fears that impede daily activities.
Harming or threatening to hurt themselves, other people or pets.

A child behavioral therapist can also help diagnose and treat behavioral problems in children.

The age at which ODD tends to develop is by the age of 8 years old.

The symptoms of ODD usually remain stable between the ages of 5 to 10 years old and sometimes but not always decline after that.

The symptoms of ODD are most often apparent in multiple settings although it can be more noticeable at home or in school.

The difference between oppositional disorder and conduct disorder is in the role of control.

For example the kids who are oppositional or defiant will fight against being controlled.

Kids who have begun to move or have already moved into conduct disorder will fight not only against being controlled, but will attempt to control others as well.

The causes of childhood conduct disorder are genetics as well as biological factors, social problems and traumatic experiences.

Even kids with autism and social anxiety can develop conduct disorder.

You are born with conduct disorder as you usually get conduct disorder through genetics which can be passed down through genes from the mother or father.

Genetic and environmental factors play a role in children developing conduct disorder.

Conduct disorders affects the family through marital problems, helplessness and inability of family to change situation, inappropriate upbringing methods, the family's lack of interest about treatment, and psychosocial damages of family members.

Children with conduct disorder also have poor relationships.

They struggle to develop and maintain friendships.

Their relationships with family members usually suffer due to the severity of their behavior.

Sex: They may also engage in risky sexual behavior.

A child can outgrow conduct disorder as some child do outgrow the conduct disorder later on in adulthood.

While some children still are affected by the conduct disorder all through their lives.

A child can outgrow conduct disorder as some children do eventually outgrow the conduct disorder although for some people the conduct disorder may stay with the child into adulthood.

The symptoms of conduct disorder are Lying, Trespassing, Truancy from school or home, breaking curfew, fire setting, physical aggression, cruelty towards animals and people and bullying or threatening behavior.

Conduct disorder is a group of behavioral and emotional problems characterized by a disregard for others.

Children with conduct disorder have a difficult time following rules and behaving in a socially acceptable way.

Their behavior can be hostile and sometimes physically violent.

Things such as a traumatic experience, social problems, and biological factors may be involved with conduct disorder.

To reduce the risk for conduct disorder, parents can learn positive parenting strategies.

This can help to create a closer parent-child relationship.

Extreme bullying, hurting animals, and lying for no reason are all signs of conduct disorder.

A disruptive behavior disorder characterized by calloused disregard for the feelings and rights of other people.

Four types of symptoms of conduct disorder are recognized: (1) Aggression or serious threats of harm to people or animals; (2) Deliberate property damage or destruction (e.g., fire setting, vandalism); (3) Repeated violation of household or school rules, laws, or both.

Usually, the disruptive behaviors of conduct stop during early adulthood, but in about one-third of cases, they continue. Many of these cases meet the criteria for antisocial personality disorder.

The majority of children, about 70%, who do display symptoms of conduct disorder will grow out of it by adolescence.

The children that do not grow out of it and progress on to adolescence have a poorer prognosis than those with the adolescent-onset type.

Some ways to discipline a child with conduct disorder are.

Establish rules that are reasonable, fair, logical, and consistent.
Set firm limits and boundaries.
To avoid power struggles around rules and limits, establish clear consequences, and let your child know in no uncertain terms what they are.

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