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If it's not something you ever really wanted, or even if it is, you have to be careful.

Toxic parents create toxic people.

And that is born from a lot of unresolved trauma.

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According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is defined as an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident or natural disaster.

"Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships, and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea," the organization says.

But trauma can alter your behavior in the long term — and there are ways to tell when people have gone through some that might not always be readily apparent.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor FriedWanderer asked the online community,

"What's a subtle sign that someone has been through some s**t?"
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*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

There are those who say that going through a hard or unpleasant experience is what makes you stronger, and able to live your life more happily.

But there are very few people who don't have one memory of an experience that they wish they could forget... or even wish never happened in the first place.

Redditor Lord_Lazignac was curious to learn of experiences people had which continue to traumatize them to this day, leading them to ask:

"What event in your life still f*cks with you to this day?"
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