When a child has not been able to trust that the adults were capable of properly protecting her or him, these feelings are generally hidden inside the person. You may have these feelings but not be aware of them on a daily basis. However, they can be triggered in the present if you encounter someone you feel is unsafe or untrustworthy. Suddenly, you may have very strong feelings that are surprising and seem to come out of "nowhere".
These feelings are a signal that they have a connection to the past. As psychologists we can assist you in resolving these issues so that you can trust more easily and discern who are safe and unsafe people. Your inner child cares about you and warns you to create greater safety in life.