How to be Seen and Heard when you feel invisible

I didn’t know you were there

It’s possible to hear the phrase “I forgot that you were here” and it will burn in your head. It doesn’t mean that a person will suddenly become a different person.

People who feel invisible may have valid reasons to feel this way. This may make you feel that you need to put on more armor in order to avoid negative feelings. Even though you don’t wish to be the centre of attention, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a little attention. It’s nice to know that you are valued and appreciated by others. It is not pleasant to imagine that people wouldn’t care if your absence was felt.

How to feel invisible and be heard, but still see and hear others

If we don’t speak up or are listened to, the whole world will slowly swallow us in to oblivion and relegate us to the background where we’ll be frayed until our death. We can’t let this happen. Sooner or later, others will speak for us and we will end up living a life we don’t want. Don’t allow anyone to dictate your life.

1. Self-esteem

Low self-esteem can lead to feeling invisible and unable to feel loved. Our confidence is shaken when we feel ignored.

However, just because someone doesn’t see you as wonderful or notices you doesn’t mean you aren’t important.

Keep in mind that people will connect with each other differently. Although you might feel invisible to one person, it doesn’t mean that you are invisible to the rest of the world. There will always be people who think you are amazing. Sometimes, however, they might not be in your school or at work. They’re still out. You’ll feel great about yourself when you meet them.

2. Acceptance

It’s hard to accept yourself, but it is necessary. There are things we don’t like about ourselves. These things, regardless of whether or not they are changed or accepted, are important because they are part and parcel of who we really can be.

Accepting this truth will help you feel less invisible because it will show you that there is no problem with you. People love you as you are. Don’t let others make you feel inferior. To find your magic, you have to get out of your comfort zone and not be afraid. Accept yourself and things will change for you.

It’s okay to be quiet in unfamiliar places. Don’t force yourself into doing things you don’t want. To stand out, however, you must get out of your way to show how competent you are in all areas. Because you are a great person, others will want to spend time with you. You will find that you enjoy your surroundings, your friends, and your own life more.

3. Assertiveness

Assertiveness can be described as a communication strategy that allows people to express their opinions and feelings while protecting their rights. It does not use aggression nor do they choose to be passive. We must be aware that we need to communicate our feelings clearly and consciously, in a clear and logical manner.

You must assert yourself when you feel insignificant. This may be uncomfortable for you as assertiveness is often associated with narcissistic people. You will learn to speak up in any social group, even though it may feel strange at first.

4. Emotional safety

It can be difficult to control your feelings of invisibility. It’s not. You can’t feel invisible if you don’t have your needs met. Not all situations, people, and places can meet your needs. It is important to create a safe environment.

You can find a small group of people, or another person to talk with about your emotions and feelings. As this is a type of mental illness, you don’t want them to traumatize you. Friends are not therapists. You can talk about the things that you feel strongly about, like your feelings of invisibility or your goals and ideas.

Practice with smaller groups can help you build confidence and improve your body language before you speak up in larger groups. However, it is important to establish a safe space before you can speak up in larger groups.

5. Talk to a therapist

It is crucial to find a therapist you are comfortable with for your mental health. You may also find it the missing piece that helps you feel visible. Talking to a therapist about your feelings of invisibility can help you to understand if you have trouble with social interaction, past trauma, and/or just need to talk more.

It can be a great way to open up doors for yourself if someone pays attention to your needs in relationships. Perhaps you are feeling invisible because of the way your family or children make this possible. People feel invisible for many reasons. Talking to a therapist with you will help you identify the root cause of your feelings so that you can move on.

6. Stabilize relationships

You may feel invisible to some people. It won’t happen to everyone, however. It’s not easy to build relationships, but it is possible. Start by strengthening your relationships to family members, your children, and then your friends.

Start a conversation with someone one-on-one. Some people communicate better one-on-one than in groups. You might find that you are a better communicator when you recognize the situation in which you are most at ease.

Introverts will likely talk one-on-one with people if they are introverted. Extroverts might feel more at ease talking to people in different settings. Recognize your strengths, and create relationships that feel more natural to you.

You may find that your voice is more powerful in a group setting than in a single one-on-one environment. If this happens, then you should build relationships with others to help reduce invisibility. Spending time listening to other voices and stories will bring you support.