Unsure of own rights.
Believes rights of others are more important than own rights.
Gives in to what others want.
Easily taken advantage of.
Afraid to communicate honestly.
Avoids direct communication with party concerned.
Non-verbal behaviour undermines content of message.
Remains silent when something bothers you.
Little movement, tense and rigid.
Voice flat and monotone.
Voice drops away at the end.
Apologizes a lot.
Conflict is avoided.
Your need for belonging at all cost is met.
There is comfort and security in maintaining a familiar behaviour pattern.
You shoulder less responsibility.
You can control others as they feel the need to protect you.
You live an unlived life.
People lose respect for you.
You repress (keep in) and internalize anger and negative emotions. This is very destructive for you personally.
Diseases caused or aggravated by submissive behaviour include migraine headaches, asthma attacks, many skin diseases, ulcers, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and hypertension.
Psychological problems include; low self-esteem, high anxiety, depression and inhibition.