School and Alex
School and Alex
I'm a 19 year old college student and I'm wondering if having Alex can affect understanding subjects such as theology? It's just that I have high grades in my science subjects and I noticed that when it comes to theology tackling moral values and such is easy to understand when factual, but when I'm questioned about certain situations which is unfamiliar for me it becomes very difficult. Just last week in our oral recitation I got to answer a True or False question which I got right, but when I was asked to expound my answer relating to virtues and stuff, my mind went blank. Especially, when I was given a situation as an example like why it was still courageous to retreat in a battle when I am outnumbered. I didn't get why amongst other things when given a situation and asking what to do. If I am not pondering about stuff like that, I just feel numb and bored. Also, just last month I was given my personality test results and it showed that I have a pretty high anger tendencies but very low score when it comes to dealing with other people. These are just some of the things I experience on a daily basis that I still can't get used to. Right now, I'm just struggling to survive my theology subject until I can get through it, but I still have another theology subject to take on next school year so I don't know....
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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