What is a traumatic event?

February 12th, 2006

A traumatic event is something that gets you extremely confused. For instance, if someday, you are going to see that there is no-more gravity on earth, that is a traumatic event.

A traumatic event is something that you cannot really believe on the first hand. If you strongly believe that your lover wouldn’t cheat on you, than her/his cheating will be a traumatic event.

Traumatic events occur often in natural disasters and wars as well as everyday life. Their interpretation as being a traumatic event may differ from person to person. One can believe that someday there will no longer be gravity on earth and thus when someday a pig flies, this will not be a traumatic event for her/him.

Most often, traumatic events make us feel guilty towards what have happened. When you experience an earthquake as a traumatic event, you may immediately think “what have I done to deserve this?” If not in your mind, you probably feel it unconsciously.

While it is not necessarily a traumatic event, loss of a loved one also makes us feel guilty about ourselves as if we killed her/him. Unfortunately, this is one aspect of human psychology and experiencing a traumatic event has usually relations with our guiltiness.

To be continued.

4 Responses to “What is a traumatic event?”

  1. Jefe Says:

    well, it is very interesting and true that people usually feel guilty in case of traumatic events.

    it would be wonderful if you tell more on that aspect of trauma.

    it is understandable that trauma creates fear, stress, etc. but why guilty? why?

  2. thomas crown Says:

    good post! very comprehensive, short and clever.

    can you please post articles on ptsd?

  3. osman Says:

    thank you for the comment jefe, i will soon write about feeling guilty.

  4. osman Says:

    thank you very much thomas, i am just working on an article on ptsd, it will be here soon. enjoy life.

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