We are forced
We are ignored
We are threatened
We feel imposed upon
We feel intruded upon
We feel judged or rejected
We are not listened to
We are lied to
We are lied about
We are not given reasonable explanations
We are not asked for our opinions
We are invalidated
We are interrupted
We are laughed at
(especially when we are upset or
in pain or some kind of trouble)
We are not cared about
We are mocked
We are stereotyped
We are underestimated
We are not taken seriously
Our feelings are not taken seriously
Our preferences are not taken seriously
Our dreams are not taken seriously
Our ideas are not taken seriously
Our needs are not acknowledged
and not taken seriously
Our questions are not taken seriously
Our questions are not answered or
are evaded
We are told that we wouldn’t be able to
to understand something (Note)
We are not asked for our ideas
Others make decisions about us
without our input
Others do not try to understand us
Others make assumptions about us
We are not asked what we think we need
Others tell us what they think we need.
We are not asked how we feel
Others believe they know what is best for us
Others believe they know us better
than we know ourselves
Our way of doing things is not accepted
Our privacy is invaded or denied
We feel betrayedWe feel controlled.