Inhibition can be stated as a Conscious or unconscious restraint of a behavioral process, a desire, or an impulse. In terms of feelings, it is a feeling that makes one self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way.
It is also referred as a restraint on the direct expression of an instinct. The word is somewhat inclined towards “prohibition”. The difference between both remains the clear indication of voluntary restraint. Prohibition is all about a clear “no” whereas inhibition restrains, but also is solely dependent upon the impulses which control the restraining desires of a mind.
Meanings of Inhibition
1. The conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.
2. The action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof).
3. A nervous feeling that prevents you from expressing your thoughts, emotions, or desires.
4. The blocking or holding back of one psychological process by another.
Master’s Tip to learn Inhibition:
Whenever encountered with this word, think of anyone who loses the self control under influence of alcohol. During this process the self control mechanism against the conscious behavior towards particular situations and the nervousness to hold back, diminishes. This diminishing effect is the opposite of Inhibition .Think of Inhibition as the hurdles which restrict a person from expressing views or actions. People who are restricted by this hurdle are the ones labeled as introverts.
Sentence Examples for Inhibition:
1. She laughed loudly and without inhibition.
2. She seems to have no inhibitions about stating her opinion.
3. After a few drinks, he lost all his inhibitions.
4. The process is called local activation and long-range inhibition.