Emotions have always confused me and I've been told I'm missing some of the core emotions other people have but for the most part... I don't even notice it. I don't understand emotions I'm feeling but for some reason I get overwhelmed by the emotions other people are feeling. If I see someone in need I have the overwhelming need to help them, if someone gets yelled at near me I get anxious, or someone's in pain I can practically feel it as well. However when it comes to me and my emotions it's a completely different matter. I recently broke up with a person who called me a sociopath and told me I was different, but I don't think that's quite right because I can still feel emotions every once and a while they are just... So confusing. I don't really understand them. We broke up after almost a year of dating and I don't even cry at all. Until he cried and then I felt upset. Please... If anyone understands or knows what's wrong with me... Help?
This may seem harsh but I don't think there's something wrong with you. I wouldn't have cried either, to be honest I wouldn't have felt bad... And I don't think he seems like a nice guy, calling you a sociopath or whatever it was. I think being emotionally attached is something that grants us the ability to sit back and look at things realistically. But again, I have very similar issues. Either way. You're not alone as I have experienced many similar situations. Also in sorry about your break up.
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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