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What does it mean...?
03.06.2018 by craige

Hi,

I have just completed the Alexi questionnaire and scored 142, which, apparently, is quite high! But, this is all so new to me and, to be honest, I am struggling to assimilate everything I have read about this.

So, can someone explain it to me more simply??

Thanks.

It means..
03.06.2018 by -

nothing. Imagine that you scored 142 white blood cells in your medical examinations while a normal value was 80. The conversation would go like this:
-Doctor am I going to live?
-Maybe or maybe not.
-What should I do?
-Take the medication to reduce your white blood cells.

Now if you ask your doctor about the alexi score:
-Doctor am I going to live?
-Of course.
-What should I do?
-Nothing.
-But doctor I don't have emotions.
-Ok, take those drugs to feel some.
-Is it necessary?Would my life improve?
-Well, no.

The absence of emotions is actually a great advantage in many cases.See the previous topic,where I describe that I avoided a heartbreak, while the other subject must be feeling sad. You also avoid being manipulated, you take reasonable decisions,you better control your reactions and desires, you manipulate others through their emotional defect and you don't have the common problems people have due to feelings and emotional interactions. So stop being afraid of having less or no emotions.You'd better get rid of the emotions you already have than being concerned about having more.

11.11.2020 by India123

You said -‘ you manipulate others through their emotional defect’ - can you further explain how, and why, you do that please? It could explain a few things for me

12.11.2020 by Alexej

Hi -

The absence of emotions is actually a great advantage in many cases.See the previous topic

which thread was this please?


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