Distressed Personality Type
or "Type D" individuals, suppress powerful negative emotions as a means of coping with stressful events or situations. These individuals suppress feelings of anger
even when they are in an environment
that is supportive of emotional
expression, such as suppressing anger when clearly justified, or refusing to cry
at a funeral
. This chronic suppression of emotions is believed to produce a suppression of the immune system
, which can cause an increased susceptibility to illness and diseases such as cancer.
- Baron, R. A., Earhard, B., & Ozier, M. (2001). Psychology (3rd Canadian ed.). Scarborough,ON: Allyn & Bacon.