Psychological barrier - This is a special state of mind, in which the individual can not implement certain actions. Such conditions occur due to inadequately acute negative psychological experiences regarding actual problems or specific situations. Subjectively, psychological barriers are experienced by a person as insurmountable difficulties in establishing relationships and communication links and are accompanied by self-satisfaction, self-acceptance, low self-esteem, low level of aspirations.
The presence of such characteristics leads to intrapersonal psychological conflicts, fear, guilt, anxiety, various complexes, in particular an inferiority complex.
Types of psychological barriers: communication barriers, individual psychological and social psychological barriers of the individual.
In communication distinguish psychological barriers of communication and semantic barriers of the individual. Psychological barriers to communication are directly related to the difficulties that arise when a person organizes his communicative interaction.
Semantic psychological barrier occurs due to the misunderstanding of people who fill one event with different meanings. In every sphere of human interaction, there is the possibility of the emergence of psychological semantic barriers. It is possible to single out those relationships in which they most often arise - this is a semantic psychological barrier in relations between children and parents, a wife and a husband, a leader and a subordinate.
Individual psychological barriers of a person are manifested in his self-doubt, excessive shyness, tightness, fear, anxiety.
Overcoming psychological barriers occurs with the help of a psychologist, passing special trainings or self-development.
Social psychological barriers of the personality are a special condition that depends on the psychological characteristics of the personality itself, but to a greater extent on the specific situation of its life. So, a person’s bad mood, caused by a negative coincidence, can become a psychological barrier that deforms the person’s attention and understanding in a certain situation of communication with a partner.