Being Controlled and Feeling Claustrophobic

Have you ever been with someone and you start to feel claustrophobic?  I’m not talking about crawling through an underground cave or being stuck in an elevator. I’m referring to being in the presence of a person who evokes the urge in you to leave the party, car, restaurant, or apartment.  You feel anxiety creeping up and you want out!  If you have never had this experience, consider yourself lucky.  If you have felt this way, look back on the event and see if it was caused by feeling over-controlled.

Sometimes, being controlled can bring on the feeling of claustrophobia. That reaction will increase your physical desire to bolt.  It can happen if someone talks too much, crowds you physically or psychologically, is too instructive or aggressive, or gives too many orders.  It can happen in the car when you are with a dictatorial driver or passenger. It can happen when you are visiting someone and can even occur when they are in your home (although where can you go in that case?).

Have you ever been with someone and you start to feel claustrophobic?  I’m not talking about crawling through an underground cave or being stuck in an elevator. I’m referring to being in the presence of a person who evokes the urge in you to leave the party, car, restaurant, or apartment.  You feel anxiety creeping up and you want out!  If you have never had this experience, consider yourself lucky.  If you have felt this way, look back on the event and see if it was caused by feeling over-controlled.

Sometimes, being controlled can bring on the feeling of claustrophobia. That reaction will increase your physical desire to bolt.  It can happen if someone talks too much, crowds you physically or psychologically, is too instructive or aggressive, or gives too many orders.  It can happen in the car when you are with a dictatorial driver or passenger. It can happen when you are visiting someone and can even occur when they are in your home (although where can you go in that case?).

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