There can be many. A lack of responsibility, or being willing to take accountability for one's actions. Shying away from emotional vulnerability. Having a volatile temper, or anger issues. Being codependent or overly clingy in relationships. Struggling with addictions or addictive behaviors (hoarding, compulsive spending, eating disorders). I suppose some of those aren't so subtle, though.What's a subtle sign that someone had a rough childhood?
I found it interesting reading through a list of symptoms that can indicate reactive attachment disorder (I forget what they call it these days). I was intrigued to see just how many of them could easily be confused with simple bad behavior.It depends on what you mean by rough. I have teenage client who have been physically and sexually abuse and also some who have been neglected by parents who were on drugs. They are of course safe now, but the harm has been done. Symptoms can include things like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, nightmares, food hoarding, sexualized behavior, difficulty controlling their emotions, crying spells, difficulty making friends or attaching to others.
Difficulty with personal relationships. Ignore all of the excuses and reasons, just look for a pattern of multiple failed or unhealthy relationships. It indicates something serious was broken in the formative years.What's a subtle sign that someone had a rough childhood?