Topic: Alexithymia

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11.11.2017 by breckjensen

I am convinced I am highly alexithymic. Anyone else here feel that way? For those who aren't familiar, instead of explaining it here is the wikipedia article: Alexithymia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It seems a very relatable concept to AvPD (but maybe not with everyone's specific reasons for being avoidant, because I think there can be different causes of AvPD with a similar result of social avoidance). But whether or not you think it relates to you it's an interesting concept.
AvPD-relevant quotes from wikipedia article include:
"The core characteristics of alexithymia are marked dysfunction in emotional awareness, social attachment, and interpersonal relating."
"Alexithymia creates interpersonal problems because these individuals tend to avoid emotionally close relationships, or if they do form relationships with others they usually position themselves as either dependent, dominant, or impersonal, 'such that the relationship remains superficial'."
"two interpersonal problems are significantly and stably related to alexithymia: cold/distant and non-assertive social functioning."

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Am i alexithymia?
27.11.2017 by Haruka

I scored 148 on the test.
I do not know if i am Alexi and i would like to know.
Have been haveing some difficulties between family membera about how my attitude seems to heartless and withoit emotion almost.
I find it difficult explaining how i am feeling, in fact i dont know what i am feeling.
I have been told by friends how i am easily addicted to things and people, including my ex.
I have suffered from eating disorder as well.
Because one of the questions that said people with Alexi tend to find it sifficult to understand what others are trying to say, i wondered if i am one as well.
So many questions i could agree on.
I do occationally cry when scold but i dont know why im crying, probably scared?
I also easily get addicted and thats my personality really.
I just would like to know whether i am Alexi or not as my mother is unhappy about some lack of communication skills i have and i want to know.
Although i think i may have it, i still felt this most happiest time when i was with my ex... so its not like i couldnt feel any emotions like love, i loved him and i know that i wasnt only addicted to him.
Hence, i do feel love, occational happiness and nervousness/emptyness.
Anyone here with similar situation who would tell if i am Alexi

Interesting physical emotions article
15.12.2017 by Bekah


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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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