Rejection hurts, but it can also inflict damage to our psychological well-being. This goes well beyond mere emotional pain. Here are 10 lesser known facts that describe the various effects rejection has on our emotions, thinking, and behavior.
1. Rejection piggybacks on physical pain pathways in the brain.
2. Tylenol reduces the emotional pain rejection elicits.
3. Rejection served a vital function in our evolutionary past.
4. We can relive and re-experience social pain more vividly than we can physical pain.
5. Rejection destabilizes our “Need to Belong.
6. Rejection creates surges of anger and aggression.
7. Rejections send us on a mission to seek and destroy our self-esteem.
8. Rejection temporarily lowers our IQ.
9. Rejection does not respond to reason.
10. There are ways to treat the psychological wounds rejection inflicts.
Pop a Tylenol and your emotional trauma may be “fixed”[SOURCE](http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201307/10-surprising-facts-about-rejection)