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Hello new here
25.05.2021 by User97640N27

Hello I’m new to the forum and just recently found out about Alexithymia at first it sounded like i could possibly relate to it and scored pretty high on the test, but after reading about how everyone else’s expiriences it and feels I’m not so sure haha. I guess it’s hard to explain typically how I feel but I’ll try to find the words. I know I have been told by a couple friends that I seem emotionally unavailable or like I lack emotion twords others I guess empathy. Even now when I think about How I feel my mind is blank on exactly what it is I feel only things I for sure can put a finger on is when I’m angry or fearful of somthing. Usually coming from pain in my chest or stomach and Iv always just related it to anxiety though or somthing. I also have body ach and muscle pains but they aren’t excruciatingly painful just uncomfortable I guess. Now with physical or sexual touch I would say I don’t really care about it I guess. If a friend were to hug me or hold my hand I would only really allow it to happen because I understand it’s for there own happiness or the way they show they love you not really because it makes me happy or anything. I also saw that Alexithymia is somewhat related to autism I think and Iv also always questioned it for me I have a over stimulating triggers like a reappearing sound or loud stuff for me it’s usually loud bags or scratching or multiple people chewing or speaking over each other. When I was younger I would have visuals such as seeing somthing and hearing it over and over in my head so fixating on somthing idk if this even matters for all of this but i guess I just had a lot of questions hahaha thank you for your time and I would love to hear back from someone.

27.05.2021 by User34830M97

In that case, you can hear from me. I only found out about alexithymia and its relation to autism spectrum disorder today. Welcome to the forum, fellow newbie!


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Alexithymia - emotional blindness - is a personality trait characterized by the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self. Core characteristics of alexithymia are marked dysfunction in emotional awareness, social attachment, and interpersonal relationship.
Alexithymia is prevalent in approximately 10% of the general population and is known to be comorbid with a number of psychiatric conditions. Due the inability to cope with feelings and emotions as described in psychology there are counseling services to establish mental health.
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