- When asked which emotion I’m feeling, I frequently don’t know the answer
- I’m unsure of which words to use when describing my feelings.
- I can’t identify feelings that I vaguely sense are going on inside of me.
- I prefer to find out the emotional intricacies of my problems rather than just describe them in terms of practical facts.
- People tell me to describe my feelings more, as if I haven’t elaborated enough
- People sometimes get upset with me, and I can’t imagine why.
- People tell me I don’t listen to their feelings properly, when in fact I’m doing my utmost to understand what they’re saying!
- Describing the feelings I have about other people is often difficult.
- Some people have told me I am cold or unresponsive to their needs.
- I often ask other people what they would feel if in my personal situation (any situation), as this better helps me understand what to do.
- I use my imagination mainly for practical means, eg., like how to work out a problem or construct a useful idea or object.
- My imagination is often spontaneous, unpredictable and involuntary.
- I get in a muddle when I try to describe how I feel about an important event.
- I make decisions based on principles rather than gut feelings.
You show high alexithymic traits.
Alexythimia in short – a difficulty describing feelings to other people.