Confused help please
Confused help please
I scored a 147 and I'm confused with my emotions. I know how to feel, i know when im happy or mad or jealous or stressed. But beyond that I can't explain much. My boyfriend brought it to my attention that i have a problem. When i am feeling angry i usually just want to be by myself and avoid the isssue which is causing more problems which i just want to be by myself more. I just dont know i always thought it was my copeing way. I know i love my boyfriend and dont want him to leave but if he told me he was i also know i would brush it off. I just dont know if alexithymic is the cause or maybe hes right and i just dont care about his emotions.
I dont know what to do??
Do i have alexithymic traits how do I get better?
From what I've read (someone please correct me if I'm wrong), if you've had some sort of trauma, then alexithymia IS a coping mechanism. Although maybe alexithymia can cause someone not to be able to recognize a trauma as what it truly is. I'm not sure. You might find a lot of people say they just "fake it till you make it" and things like that. I'm not to sure but avoidance really could just be a coping method of yours. Although you do convey emotions but seem to struggle to further describe them, although you have listed some of the more commonly used terms for emotions which could completely invalidate the point of, this IS an alexithymic trait. There are... creatively based therapies available to help with alexithymia, and some people DO find these work, but they are not for everyone. I think if you research you will find a little bit more on treatment, but it is quite limited.
May I ask your date and year of birth?
I was born in 2001.
Isn't TL spencer and author??? I think?
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.
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