• Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.

• There are three types of traumas; Acute, Chronic, and complex trauma.

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Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.

It is also worth noting that not all people who experience such events develop trauma.

Some people will develop symptoms that resolve after a few weeks, while others will have more long-term effects.

There are three types of traumas; Acute, Chronic, and complex trauma.

Acute trauma results from a single stressful or dangerous event.

Chronic trauma results from repeated and prolonged exposure to highly stressful events e.g. child abuse, bullying, or domestic violence.

Complex trauma results from exposure to multiple traumatic events.

The traumatic experiences can lead to the development of unexpected personalities, which encompass;

1. The Fixer

A fixer is a person who carries out assignments for another party or is skillful at solving problems for others

Neglect often causes one to fend individually for solutions. It's not easy to be vulnerable or open up to someone.

Providing solutions for everyone else becomes something that pleases your self-concept /ego.

2. The overachiever

Overachievers are individuals who perform better or achieve more success than expected

The overachiever personality develops as a result of being acknowledged only after one performed well or rejected after failing or getting buried in work to evade trauma or circumstances around one's upbringing.

People who have the overachiever personality are usually filled with an insatiable need to be perfect.  

3. The helper.

It is said that one can not pour from an empty cup, but the helpers seem to have a different mantra.

People with the helper personality, always put others before themselves and don't pay much attention to their feelings.

4. The Passive

Due to abandonment and rejection in given circumstances, getting close to people is not an option these people subscribe to in fear of rejection.

 An untreated fear of rejection may worsen over time, leading to greater and greater limitations in a person's life.

Although not every person experiences the fear of rejection, in the same way, it tends to affect the ability to succeed in a wide range of personal and professional situations.

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