Concept and What is: Frustration | Psychology

This expression comes from the Latin frustratio originated frustrates the adverb - in vain. This feeling is defined as a feeling born of internal and / or external impediments that hinder the achievement of our goals. It arises when we try to achieve idealized and cherished attitudes within us, and before us virtually insurmountable obstacles.

Psychoanalytically it is understood to mean a physical or mental deficiency experienced as unfair. This emotion tends to be higher the value is for the person the objective to be achieved, including being compared to rabies. As others have said, the frustration may be internal order - when there is deprivation of confidence or fear of facing certain social contexts that would enable the individual to achieve their goals -; or external - the occurrence of events beyond the control of the person, such as a canceled flight, the failure to achieve a business, financial problems, among others.

Some people in the face of frustration, tend to take negative behaviors with the situations faced by choosing to feel insignificant, unable to carry out their works, always blaming others for attitudes that are actually initiatives themselves. So they settle and create around themselves an illusory facade, and actually come to believe that others are requiring them too.

The frustrations refer to all kinds of impediments to which man is subjected in their journey, but it can be said that basically they boil down to a clash between the express wish and a reality that does not change. From childhood being faces this conflict, essential to their growth - the loss of the mother's womb, the need to give up some of its pleasures to fulfill certain obligations, among many other prohibitions.

When the subject becomes an adult, this feeling gets more emotional colorations, with an avalanche of disappointments, losses, separations, disruptions in social groups exclusions, lack of popularity, among others. But there are also the material content of obstacles, such as unemployment, lack of job prospects, unethical colleagues in the workplace, etc.

At times like this, one can even become sad, depressed, like the young man fresh out of University, realizing just how unstable the labor market in their field. This behavior is part of what is called 'end of the course syndrome'. Not necessarily it can be classified as a depressive individual, because at the moment he sees a light at the end of the tunnel, or when you get an opportunity to practice their vocation, this feeling will disappear. Therefore, it is important to distinguish the frustration of a depression.

The two psychic paintings are very similar, mainly because an exacerbation of frustration can also lead to depression. The most important thing is not to label all emotional imbalances as depressive disorders, it is necessary to invest in quality of life, both as experiential social, so people better overcome these crises. Therefore, periods of depression, especially when the subject is faced with the frustrations, it is normal today. Care has to be, so for the intensity and the frequency of these episodes, to better distinguish between these different emotions. And one should not forget that frustration can also be seen as a challenge, something that stimulates the imagination, human capacity, and become so in an apprenticeship, or uplifting and noble projects.
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