Category Archives: Anxiety

Behaviour that shows up as conflict

A child who doesn’t have the capacity to meet his or her own needs may try to resolve their inner struggle through behaviour that shows up as conflict.

When they come into contact with regular society, every interaction is a threat to them. They are given the message that they don’t have a capacity for judgment, or have any worth.

Their behaviour becomes a desperate attempt to hold some sense of self together, where they are not overwhelmed by the external world telling them they don’t have a sense of self.