The Montfort Group

Minimizing Feelings

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Rationalizing feelings is called minimization. It is a form of deception that involves denial in situations where complete denial of reality is not possible. It is the downplaying the significance of emotion, especially when feelings of guilt are involved. Minimizing feelings is a coping mechanism meant to make the pain more manageable in the short term, which can be helpful to a degree. There are times in life we have to move through challenging phases in order to get to the reward parts.

Resistance to the Unfamilar


We can all feel some resistance to the unfamiliar. Open-mindedness is not a singular, stagnant state. It is a mindset that takes effort and practice.