You know what's overwhelming? Deciphering how we actually, well, feel. But there may be a more obvious sign than just trying to think through the fog.

"Unlikely, unusual, or extreme responses to emotions can be perceived as defense mechanisms," Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Ph.D., a psychotherapist and behavioral specialist, tells Greatist. Instead of going for the obvious reason of why your brain may be acting in a certain way, try looking at how the body is attempting to cope.

And sometimes it's not as obvious as you think. Below, we highlight the overlooked connections between our strange bodies and how they signal what we're really feeling.

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