Thick Skin Boundaries With Thick Walls

IMPERMEABLE BOUNDARY, with no "doors"

STRESS

my boundary

STRESS

STRESS

^connections with people my boundary

STRESS

The Boundary of someone who has been hurt or threatened chronically can sometimes develop a kind of "scar tissue" or thick walls for a boundary. This protects them in the future from stress and destructiveness.

However, they become vulnerable to loneliness and starvation.

A Personal Boundary has all the exact same features as the border of a country. It keeps bad things out, but must also allow good things in. This is an example of a boundary that does not work well. A nation like this is isolated from the world community just as an individual with this kind of boundary is isolated from the social surrounds.

Continue reading here: The Mature Personal Boundary Politics

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