We all feel rejected at some point in our lives. It’s an inevitable part of life that can’t be escaped. However, some people seem to be more sensitive to rejection than others, to the extent that they feel paralysed by anxiety and depression.
Rejection can be experienced in romantic relationships, in social and group settings, or in our work environment. It triggers deep-rooted feelings in us. We become extremely anxious that we’re not lovable or acceptable.
We fear that people don’t want to be with us, dislike us and we’re going to end up feeling left out and alone. These feelings and thoughts can be very distressing, occupying our minds and affecting our daily lives. Our minds can become so drowned in these thoughts that they leave us almost paralysed, anxious and depressed.