Day Ninety Seven!!
Anal Fixation a.k.a Butt Stuff
There are many characteristics of those adults that have become stuck with anal fixation. The term ‘you are being anal’ denotes a person that needs to have extreme structure and has a particular way in which they look at order. This can be viewed as constrictive on the one end of the anal spectrum; being intense about cleanliness, having to have things in a particular place.
The other side of the spectrum of those that have an anal fixation is the opposite, in which the anal character is based in being messy, not having any order, soiling the pants unexpectedly, and also being inconsiderate of others feelings.
We are talking about Anal Retentive vs. Anal Expulsive. Anal fixation is representative of the toilet training period in which the child holds in their feces, refusing to void their bowels in order to remain in control, or the opposite getting gratification is being constantly sitting in mess.
The anal character is also denoted by those that keep their nose up in the air or those that continually lift their upper lip, giving the impression that they are constantly sniffing at something as they have a pleasure in this type of smell (poopy).
The small intestine experiences great range of emotions that symbolize gastrointestinal distress. It reacts to foods depending on their inflammatory effect, mild annoyance can appear as bloating, anger can appear as gas, stubbornness can appear as constipation, and temper tantrums can appear as diarrhea . The small intestine is the second brain of our body, it feels, thinks, and helps you decide what to eat, and if your intestinal wall can’t absorb nutrients it tells you this by the experience of an upset stomach. Our intestinal emotions influence us in ways we don't normally associate with food, like feeling groggy or a decrease in energy, lethargy, or the opposite, we can feel extremely energized.
Food and toxins line our intestines. Good foods slip right through easily being digested, while other foods stimulate an aggressive response resulting from inflammation, swelling, gas, and belly cramps. Those that have the anal characteristics tend to store stress in their belly, releasing high amounts of steroids. Your gut hosts bacteria and viruses and these gut residing microbes provide the enzymes you need in order to digest fibre in fruits and vegetables. Without these enzymes this fibre would pass through your system without being absorbed. Excess fat and inflammatory chemicals can start a cascade of toxic protein released into the body causing more inflammation.
The idea is, that emotion can actually shut down the gut or do the opposite and cause the gut to go into void mode. For those that have a main characteristic of anal retentive or anal expulsive adult functioning, food digestion is constructed to provide disguised forms of either gratification or defence, or a combination of both. Just like when some people feel stress they feel the need to eat, especially sugar, to increase the feeling of gratification whereas, others feel the need to shut everything down, and stop eating in defence.
So there is a link in either oral fixation and anal fixation because both have to do with how a person processes emotion. As those with oral fixation have a tendency to offset depression through eating, while those with anal fixation also too longing for nurturance and the need to fend off a sense of abandonment, have a tendency to have obsessive and intrusive negative thoughts, fending these obsessions off by either being retentive and retaining them, by holding them in, or expulsive, ejecting them and not being able to hold them in, releasing them unexpectedly, like when verbally blurting out inappropriately in conversation.
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