How is it that people experience a sense of helplessness?

  • Desire for approval or acceptance from others
  • Fear of conflict or confrontation
  • Lack of self-confidence or low self-esteem
  • Cultural or societal norms promoting deference to authority
  • Economic or financial dependence
  • Lack of assertiveness or communication skills
  • Fear of losing job security or stability
  • Belief in the superiority or authority of those in power
  • Conditioning or upbringing emphasizing obedience and compliance
  • Negative past experiences or trauma impairing self-empowerment