Perfectionism and self-criticism.
A moderate tendency toward perfectionism is normal. People with latent depression constantly blame themselves for shortcomings and failures. They can forgive themselves for not being able to do things that are not very important. However, if the field of activity is important to them, everything should be done in the best way. They constantly evaluate their actions and, if in some aspect of their activities do not reach perfection, begin to rebuke themselves.
Such people have a strong sense of duty and devotion; they can always be relied on. They are the first to notice problems and start looking for solutions. They make great leaders, but they don’t know how to delegate responsibilities. Such people are often manipulated by others.
Inability to express negative emotions.
They deny anger, suppress sadness and do not allow themselves to be disappointed. Such people do not know how to express these emotions.
Anxiety caused by situations that cannot be controlled.
It is difficult for these people to live in the present: to rest after training, to sit at the table with guests, to enjoy the moment. These people have a strong need to control everything; they are constantly worried about what might happen. At the same time, they try to hide their anxiety so that others do not know about their suffering. With this attitude to life, they are often diagnosed with eating disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Success as the only way to feel your value.
Such people determine their value by recent success or failure. Constant activity and achievement help to hide inner insecurity and fears. Such people value themselves only for their deeds and merits.
Concern for the welfare of others.
People who hide depression genuinely care about others. At the same time, they hide from others any manifestations of their own weakness or vulnerability. They do not tell anyone about their painful memories. As a result, they constantly feel tired and lonely.
Demonstrative indifference to what worries.
Such people know how to hide pain, sadness, frustration, fear, anger. This allows them to deny the influence of life experience, the recognition of which causes emotional pain.
The belief that you should enjoy what you have.
These people feel guilty and ashamed if they show empathy for themselves. In this way, they immediately recognize that things are not going well in their lives.
Career success and relationship problems.
True intimacy requires openness, which is difficult for those prone to this type of depression. Despite their productivity, it is difficult for such people to establish emotional contact. They often choose partners who also cannot be open. Their relationship is based on what they do for each other, not on who they become for each other. Often such couples focus primarily on children and family matters, rather than relationships.
Not all of these symptoms are found in everyone who may suffer from depression. However, if you notice some of them, this is a reason to reconsider your attitude to life.