A negative self-image starts with some form of trauma that often comes from feelings of insufficiency, lack of validation, not being good enough, and come prior to the projection onto your body image.
Articles: PTSD and Dissociation
Articles and Insights on PTSD and Dissociation. These articles are based on real-life client-therapist interactions in practice.
There are many facets to understanding PTSD and dissociation. Understanding beliefs, projection, and expectation is one part of that.
Dissociative amnesia can manifest in your not being able to feel certain emotions clearly anymore, or not remembering what happened to you.
Dissociation is a safety mechanism which helps you to survive when fight, flight, or pleasing aren’t possible anymore.
A delayed emotional response can become habitual and can start to occur without an apparent stressor, though often something has caused a trigger before your mind dissociates.