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Alexithymia video I found on YouTube

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Jenisautistic, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Jenisautistic

    Jenisautistic Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Apr 21, 2015

    Does anyone have this

    I think I might have this I can never tell how I’m feeling I’m just basically in the moment all the time

    It’s very difficult for me to explain things in detail as well as to describe feelings

    And my memory is pretty bad

    Most of the time I get only talk or even typing sometimes I can only get type in simple words or phrases

    It takes a lot of work just to create one post unless I’m really I guess hyper focused

    Maybe this is part of why I have problems at times
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  2. Fino

    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

    Sep 22, 2018
    I have this! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Autisnt

    Autisnt Active Member V.I.P Member

    Jul 14, 2019
    I recommend this book...
    Emotionally Dumb: An Overview of Alexithymia Paperback – July 1, 2009
    by Jason Thompson (Author)

    I found it to be a bit clinical/technical/pychological when I first started reading it, but I soon got into the flow of it and was unable to put it down. It's very, very interesting. 85% of people with Aspergers have been found to have Alexithymia. It impacts so many aspects of life: Imagination, Communication, Sex, Employment, Sleep patterns.. all sort. It's definitely worth looking into, whether via this book or any other means.
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  4. BraidedPony

    BraidedPony Enjoying life and glad to be alive! V.I.P Member

    Aug 11, 2018
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  5. H-Kath

    H-Kath Active Member

    Apr 21, 2019
    For a very long time I struggled to understand what it meant to like something. I didn't realize I'm gay until age 36 and the end of a 14 year hetero relationship I was never enthusiastic about. I can't tell what my emotions are until they get extreme. My partner always picks up on what I'm feeling through my body language well before I do. Since I've started looking at my own posture and facial expressions I've been able to figure out what's going on and deal with things before it gets intense. If you get a chance this book is a more modern take on human emotions that lines up with the speech studies at least: How Emotions Are Made
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