Thanks for the post it has created a opportunity for me to research a way to develop a understanding of how emotions affect me and others and hopefully lessen how i often feel overwhelmed by feelings and emotions with-out knowing what they are or how both myself and others experience them,which is currently;exhausted,often angry/frustrated and anxious.I was thinking about this today, as someone who really didn't have much emotional awareness/intelligence, but I've found that with effort, I can learn to discern my emotional responses fairly easily. I am a quick learner in general and surely that's part of it. Is it like that for everyone?
Is, for instance, alexithymia a condition of not being capable of discerning emotion, or never having learned how?
Can most people develop emotional intelligence with effort?