Emotional patterns from our early years will often stay etched with us throughout our adult life. Different emotional patterns form depending on the different influences and those will bring about different emotional patterns in us.
For example, if someone is overpowering and we don’t know how to react when that person is around us, we may become more submissive. Behaviour traits tend to run in families. How many of us will stop to question or identify our behaviour, when we’re around family? We behave a certain way, but don’t always understand the family dynamics.
Parents with strong cultural values may put their cultural beliefs first and that of the community instead of their children. Children are expected to conform to their family and culture, as well as conforming to their community.
As a consequence of conformity, we will continue to enact the same conditional behaviour traits from when we were children and because we’re not always consciously aware of it, we won’t even know we’re doing it. Life will continue to mirror the same patterns, until we change them.