In this post, I dive into the first question from episode 254 of the podcast from an individual with avoidant personality disorder who is struggling to move forward from past trauma when their avoidant behavior acts as a trigger.
This is a deep dive episode where I spend the entire episode talking about one topic of interest rather than taking questions from the audience. In this one, I cover something that I’ve been meaning to talk about for a while, which is the word “trigger” and the term “trigger warning”. I cover what the term “actually” means, where it came from, and my mixed feelings about the way that trigger warnings or content warnings are used these days. A the end, I also give some practical tips for when social media becomes too triggering.