I'm new to this, I'm 21 year old male. I scored a 163. It feels good that I finally have people to relate to. It's been a long 21 years not having anyone to talk about this. Any one I tried to discuss it with just shot me down as your just depressed, I've been this way for as long as I can remember, it's been hard putting up an act around all the people around me. So I could fit in like a normal person, it's been very tiring. For a moment thought I reached my limit catch myself slipping too often. Sometimes I feel like throwing everything away and just leaving everything behind and starting a new life where no one knows me. I think it would be easier not having people around me that are emotionally attached. Just getting tired of this act I have to play. Lol sorry about all that rambling I guess I've had a lot on my mind
Topic: nice to meet you all
I get that response too, that it can't be true because of stupid reasons - like I don't act abusively toward animals. I try to explain there would have to be an emotional reason for me to do so, and even if there was, being alexithymic doesn't mean I lack ethics. But it's just more comfortable for people to believe that "deep down" you're really just like them, not different.