What are the most avoided emotions?
The most avoided emotions are those with high arousal like fear, anxiety, anger, rage, overwhelm, and embarrassment. Any emotion with high arousal and Low Frustration Tolerance (I can’t stand it-itis) connected to it, is a strong candidate for avoidance. 9. What do you consider the most difficult emotional problems to change? Answer: I’d say anger difficulties because of their complexities that may involve assumptions, rules, underlying physiology, habits, emotional responsibility, and assertiveness. Emotional eating is another complex issue that is difficult for many because it’s a compulsive defense, often goes unnoticed, and is frequently enabled. Addictions are tough nuts to crack because they too are defenses and are associated with camaraderie and pleasure.