Inappropriate reactions to what people say

This was a month ago when my leg was hyperextending. To give you a background, I was at a church with my mom. When we decided to go upstairs, my mom was talking about something that was rather scary and gloomy. I don’t remember what she said, but it was something negative. My mom just looked at me and said, “Why are you smiling about this? You just look absolutely delighted about what I just said.” I just looked at her and said, “What? I didn’t smile at all!” I didn’t realize I was smiling to her, and she just looked at me weirdly.

I realize I do this often. I smile to everything negative, even when I have a panic attack or something like that. I’m starting to get frightened by it.

What are your thoughts? Do you have this also?
Thanks friends.


I grew up in an alcoholic family. It was not safe to talk, trust, or feel.


I grew up in an abusive (non alcoholic) family. It wasn’t safe to talk, trust or feel.

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