The awkwardness of discussing the subject of politics could cause feelings of unease if you are discussing politics with someone who you hold a close relationship with. Everyone has different views on politics and it can often cause disagreements with people that you may fear can retaliate against you if you do not believe the same as they do. The fear of discussing politics because your opinion might have repercussions can make things uncomfortable between two people.
- During the holidays, sensitive and touchy topics often arise, including politics.
- People often have anxiety about politics, based on their previous negative experiences.
- Acknowledging our anxiety and taking an open mind to new encounters, communicating and finding balance are key to dealing with topics we feel anxious about.
“When it comes to online forums, PCA can easily be avoided if you just stay off of social media or don’t follow people you know differ radically from your own values.”