I recently first heard the term "trauma dumping". For anyone who has not heard of it, essentially it is unsolicited, unprepared way, where a person dumps traumatic thoughts, feelings, energy onto an unsuspecting person. This unsuspecting person can be anybody and everybody. Close friends, parents, siblings, literally anyone. After learning about the term I realized that I have most definitely done this to people in the past.
I have had several traumatic events and situations throughout my life. I am diagnosed with PTSD. I am in my first semester of college and am trying actively to make friends. After hearing about the term I now am anxious about having meaningful conversations with anyone. Because trauma dumping also includes feelings and emotions I feel like if I talk about how I am feeling about something that I am trauma dumping on someone.
I honestly feel like nowadays you have to carefully think about what you say about any subject. I am not saying that we should not be thinking before we speak but I am always anxious about talking about anything that might be a remotely touchy subject. Which I think is almost every subject currently. I don't want to hurt someone or make people uncomfortable in any way. But my social anxiety has skyrocketed after learning this and I can hardly have a somewhat meaningful conversation. I want to know how other people feel about this, different perspectives that I may not see, or any advice/experiences that may be helpful. If you have a different opinion or perspective on this, I really want to hear it. I am not one to say that there is only one correct view, I try to understand all other views before coming to my own conclusion on any subject.