I know I'm different but do I really have Alexithymia?


I know I'm different but do I really have Alexithymia?
There is something different about me. I know this. I can't pin point what it is though. I took this test honestly. I got a score of 159. I'm about to start further research into this personality trait... But I wanted to find out how others felt when they first heard about Alexithymia/were diagnosed or someone else suggested they had it? I don't understand my emotions I suppose that is true... However I do cry occasionally? Do others? I know I get angry because I raise my voice and snappy when i respond to questions and sometimes even shake and rarely I'll get tears in my eyes at the same time. I laugh. These are all emotions? Anyway, I am going to start research now. I was just curious of others thoughts when they first became aware of this personality trait.
I know i have emotions but to describe it? I could only say it is something. It is so small and so short lived kind of emotion for me to know if what im feeling is sadness or happiness or whatever. I do cry but i need to focus for me to cry. And i cry just so i could feel something. I also lack empathy. But i could feel someone's pain. I just don't usually feel mine though. Plus if ever i feel that i'm hurt its delayed

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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.