Benji wrote:I'm actually quite jealous at how well you know yourself - you might not know your emotions, but at least you're aware enough fo them (even if it's the confusion involved) to have been able to answer the questions either way. I can't imagine situations, so I can't recall the 'answers' to the questions. I get this a lot with questionnaires and envy those who are better able to answer the questions.
I am actually hopeless at imagining situations as well, and find it extremely difficult to do it. However, I can remember situations and use these to get my answer. For example one question asked about friends suggesting that I was more in my head than heart. This made me think of times when someone may have said to me that I was being (overly) logical. Also when I go and watch Rochdale play football I find it impossible to bemoan referee decisions which are correct in my opinion, despite the rest of the supporters around me going mad, and I am frequently asked by my friends next to me of my opinion why.
I must have emotions, the problem is that I cannot recognise or portray them in a "normal" way and deduce or say what they are. Oh I think it's good that you can recognise the emotions of envy/jealousy - they are not that common in me I don't think. In all seriousness is envy a constructive or destructive emotion, as from my understanding it is (thinking how to describe it) either something which can spur you on to achieve/get something you want or can give you dislike for someone/thing as they/it has something you would like but do no have. Is that about right?
No wonder I have difficulty understanding emotions if I cannot define what emotions are in simple terms. How can I feel emotions when I have to go through the ritual of defining what every single emotion is in words (which as mentioned above is crude) then seeing what parts of the emotion I am feeling could match with the crude definition, and it would probably require an exact match to register the emotion in me, which would be very hard to achieve in this method. This would explain why things like happiness and frustration are relatively easy to feel, as they have the more simpler definitions.