Borderline/autism and alexi?


Borderline/autism and alexi?
Hi. I just found out about alexithymia tonight and took the test - 114. For the categories, I was either really low or really high in all of them.

I'm in the process of getting treatment for emotional dysregulation (they're unsure if i am borderline or on the spectrum at this point). I have really intense emotions, but I can't really label them or explain them. I can explain what I am doing (screaming, crying, obsessing, etc) and give basic labels (good, bad, angry, happy) but I can't get any more nuanced than that. I also have a hard time figuring out what my body wants / what affects it - for example, it took me years to connect drinking coffee to specific sensations, or to figure out what sensory things overload/help me.

Does anyone else find this? What are your experiences with emotional dysregulation and alexithymia?

What are your coping tools / etc? I have a list of feelings that I carry around with me to try to label them, but i still have a hard time picking them out.

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Alexithymia - emotional blindness - is a personal trait which affects roughly 10% of the population.

Alexithymia describes the difficulty of people to perceive and describe emotions of others and themselves. Most persons concerned are not aware about this deficit and usually they are just recognizing it in contact with others, especially close friends, within their family or their partner.

These pages should deliver additional information about Alexithymia and offer information for affected persons, relatives and generally interested people.