Biosocial theory invalidating environment
Over time, the transaction of the biological vulnerability with the invalidating environment can lead to several problems for our clients.
They have difficulty identifying and regulating their emotions.
They are highly sensitive to emotional cues, and have extreme, and often long-lasting emotions.
For those with high sensitivity to emotion, a little bit of stimulus causes an immediate reaction.
I often describe this as like being an emotional burn victim; your emotional skin is so thin that you feel everything acutely.
This is invalidation to the extreme; the very people who were supposed to protect you did not do so.