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Florrin

461d

Does anyone else have a very hard time understanding human emotions? Like I feel emotion, I know I do but I can't pinpoint what, sometimes it even just feels like my emotions are non existent and I don't know if I feel certain things like anger anymore, ever.

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    • Bre19

      453d

      @Came felt

    • T.Baily655

      455d

      I get like this when I am really depressed. I have used bottling up my emotions as a coping mechanism from a young age. I still do it when things are too much or when I just no longer have the energy to be emotional. People think I am cold and that I don't feel things but that's not true. It's just sometimes too exhausting to let other people see it.

    • Denotchka

      457d

      🙏🏻for you. That sounds like it’s very difficult to deal with.

    • NDMum

      459d

      It sounds like you're describing Alexithymia, which I've heard a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience with autism talk about. He said it is a commonly occurring sub-clinical trait/condition alongside autism (and other disorders) and it translates as "a lack of emotional awareness or, more specifically, difficulty in identifying and describing feelings" (ie. having no words for emotions).

    • Bre19

      461d

      Sometimes it's very complicated for me because emotions are something I feel strongly

    • KatieKitKat

      461d

      I go through this too. Not actually sure when or why mine pops up but I feel like that most of the time now. Like I'll know I'm happy but sometimes i dont feel it. Like it's routine & going through the motions. Not fresh if that makes sense

    • Skylarkbard

      461d

      I feel like this when I'm approaching/in the midst of burnout. I just don't have the spoons to "read" people or show much emotion myself.

    • Came

      461d

      I feel that sometimes not all the time I mostly feel this when I have been hurt really badly like when my boyfriend cheated on me my emotions kinda just turned off ❤️

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