* Depression. Helps you feel invisible, in a fog, isolated, cut off, separate from life. Sadly, you miss out on the potential joy as well.
* Hypervigilance. Spinning personal radar making sure we're safe. Trouble is it's exhausting. Try taking some time-outs for relaxation somewhere you feel safe.
* Running Away. Part of the 'fight or flight response'. It's reasonable to run from
abuse but moving frequently, changing jobs, etc. is sometimes a response done from old habit and not for any other reason. Trouble is, we take our personal baggage with us.
* Living in Another World - in fantasy or the intellect; watching TV, playing video games; reading, painting or writing excessively. Staying in our heads protects us from our feelings, keeps us distanced from ourselves and our stories, as well as other people.