Suffering from emotional issues can lead to denial, self-withdrawal and isolation due to the enormous pain felt and as such, there is a tendency to conceal the agony to avoid pity and ridicule. Sometimes, people do so by adorning themselves in a beautiful appearance or putting on a happy and endearing face to the entire world while masking their real state of being.
There are various feelings and temperaments attached to issues of emotional pain. There are various experiences associated with deeply felt emotional and psychological trauma. There is a feeling of being worthless, dejected, unloved, insulted or abused, taken advantage of, feelings of inferiority or unacceptable by the society, feelings of weakness and utmost dependency on others and so on. All these constitute a negative impact on the traumatized individual, and in most cases, they try to hide it.
In concealing emotional pain, one major factor has been noticed to be common, which is the subject of fear. There is fear of exposing the challenges been faced to the world in other to avoid been looked down on as weak and feeble beings. There is a feeling that revealing true emotions can cause them to be exploited and taken advantage of. It is like giving up and making it look as if they are failures.
Also there could be situations of gender differences too. Men are most likely not to open up due to fear of their maleness being compromised. In some cases, it becomes a problem of pride to divulge their secrets to another, and keeping to themselves in such situations, will enable them retain their masculinity and ego. Women on the other hand would avoid showing any form of emotional pain to prevent being told that they are weaker vessels or they are too sensitive.
Therefore, a major way people conceal their emotion distress is by putting up a charming and dazzling personality. They develop an attractive appearance and temperament, hence winning people over, while they actually suffer inside just for the fear of been exposed. Generally, the society appreciates appearance, and living an exquisite life is what everyone longs for.
Since there is a deliberate strive for the physical look and neglecting what goes on inward, there are situations where people who are known to be emotionally stable, are actually quite the opposite. In order to solve issues of psychological trauma, one must first be able to open up and not lead a life of pretense.