Can someone help me out
Can someone help me out
About three months ago i realized that i can't express my emotions well. Sometimes ill get depressed but i cant form words to tell people that im feeling depressed, or if they see im depressed and ask what's wrong ill either stay silent or say "i dont know". I don't know if I really have Alexi for sure but it seems pretty close to what I've been feeling. The sexual parts of the test really convinced me because I completely lack a sex drive, compared to most kids my age mine is non existent. But anyway i just want to know if theres anyone out there who could help me with understanding what may be up with me because it's starting to affect my loved ones, they think that I don't care whenever I don't say anything but in reality im thinking of a million things but i cant string my thoughts into words or cohesive thoughts. Hell even typing this out was difficult, and im still sure im not saying everything i need to say. Bottom line if someone would like to talk that would be awesome, because i cant talk to anyone else i know about this because i dont think they'd understand
Express these ambiguous blobs of semi-cohesive forms and sensations of emotions can be difficult, do you think the greatest difficulty arises when you try to fit these sensations into a form(I'm angry/sad/etc)., what if you describe what you feel(my heart's racing, I'm not sure why, I feel blood rushing to my hands, etc.).
I have noticed INTPs tend to think they have Alexi, they share similar struggles, and there is some relations there, so whether you have Alexi, or not, you're welcome here.
Emotions are complex, not everyone experiences them in similar fashion, embracing your own expression may help with the depression or frustration of trying to fit your emotional expression in the narrow confines of the NT whole.
Have you tried to sit with your emotions, observing without judgement, but witnessing them as they arise and pass? It might help you get in touch with your own expression and better convey your internal state. :D
That is what is helping me. I'm 60 and I have battled this for years..... All during my childhood, I wondered why other people JUST KNEW how they felt and I didn't!
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.