Is lying wrong?
Is lying wrong?
I have little to no emotional attachment to family and friend, however I have lived my life from a young age imitating people around me. Examples being that when someone is "mad" at some one their voice gets louder. Or when your "sad" you cry. And recently I have been able to do these things that make it seem like I identify certain "feelings" however while I am doing and acting like it I feel the same at all times. Recently people have been telling me that lying is "never" OK yet i get the impression that I cant simple tell them the truth, because they would not like the fact that my entire relationship with them has basically been a lie. And its been EXTREMELY hard for me to act like I care every single day, and I feel like it would make my life easier to have them deal with my lack of caring, but at the same time I don't know how they would react. So basically my question is should I continue to lie and make them feel something that I can't, or make my life easy and tell them that I don't have the things they are looking for?
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.