I Am Not Good At Expressing My Emotions

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    I have a really hard time expressing any emotion other than anger and sometimes happiness. But I'm not often genuinely happy. It's just odd and uncomfortable for me to really tell people how I feel. Unless I'm angry or sleepy, then I'm sharing feelings without even trying to. I...
    mimsy2 mimsy2
    26-30, F
    Aug 9, 2008

    To say that I do not feel emotion would be to

    speak in error. I suspect (for how can we ever truly know) that I experience essentially the full emotional spectrum, but conveying such emotions has always presented me with a problem. I simply do not like to talk about how things make me feel, at least, not in person or in...
    Isayoldchap Isayoldchap
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    Sorry, No Not Really

    As many emotions as I may have, no I can't ever really express them concisely or accurately.   Ask me to talk about things.... events, situations, facts, information, thoughts and opinions, yes, I can do that with no problem.  Ask me to discuss anything on an emotional level...
    Opalgem Opalgem
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    Getting Better!

    I grew up in a family where anger was taboo; I still tend to think of being cross, rather than angry.  My bottled anger comes out as acute depression.I have had adults winding me up for weeks just to try to get me angry; I am the most patient person I know!I was sent away to...
    NikkiNorris NikkiNorris
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2011


    I am great at being confused... Like; "wtf am I supposed to feel Like right now?" Luckily I have a friend that taught me, that if people give me an odd look for giving the blank face.... Then give them the "constipated" face. O_Ô that's it. Like when my friend was shot, I gave...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 3, 2013

    In Real Life and On Here

    I've been socially awkward for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the bush, so I was really isolated from others. I spent a lot of time reading, or playing/exploring in the woods. I also did not have a touchy-feely family (Finn); I can't recall physical contact between me...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Sep 2, 2008

    I can never express how I feel.

    like if someone tells me something funny I do this awkward smile thing and they just stop talking to me because "I don't care"
    deleted deleted
    Dec 18, 2014

    That would be me. Ever

    since I developed PTSD at a young age, I've been this way. I am never the life of a party or enjoy being the center of attention because of this. But I am thankful for what I can be good at.
    4k5dii 4k5dii
    46-50, M
    May 13, 2014

    I went to a counselor today a sigh of relief a

    massive burden lifted off my chest finally someone understands me they see me not just the illusion I am beginning to feel normal a sense of love and pride small steps but the flicker of hope has sprung a light and even in this emotional cold darkness I feel the warmth of hope...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    I'm Terrific At

    surpressing them, though. No, but seriously, I'll try, and sadly I have sent the wrong message out...many a time. Dunno why.
    Maxine13 Maxine13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2008

    I Can't Do The Emotionally Sensitive Stuff

    I don't hate people necessarily saying "oh I'm sorry that happened to you" but after that, shake it off and move on. I know when some read my stories it appears as if I'm sad or depressed but I'm far from it, I have my moments like anyone but for the most part I'm happy and...
    Aquamarine221 Aquamarine221
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2013

    I Just Don't Know How.

    I just don't know how to express my emotions right every time i try I always get misread. The bad part is the one person who misreads me is my own wife. I just don't understand myself and it sucks. All my wife says is try harder, but i don't think she understands that I try as...
    friendlyspaz522001 friendlyspaz522001
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2008

    It is hard for me. It's easier to write them

    down but talking about them verbally is hard. Plus I lack this awareness of my own emotions. I think I have intimacy issues as well. Meaning verbal and physical affection makes me uneasy for the most part. I dislike people that "have to" touch people. I don't know you stay the f...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 31, 2014

    Im not good at this at all.

    I keep everything to myself because I feel like no matter what I'll make everything worst. It's really hard for me to just come out & say what I'm feeling.
    JTrin JTrin
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2014

    Me Too

    I often realize, at certain social situations, that I´m not being myself, and when I do, I try to analyze and understand how it is that I´m feeling in order to get comfortable and be myself. But then, I just don´t have the guts to do it. I guess it´s...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 4, 2009

    Not Well Anyway.

    My emotions are so complicated...so nuanced. I often just don't have the vocabulary to express exactly what I'm feeling. That doesn't stop me from trying, but it does make me think before I speak.
    OrganicBanana OrganicBanana
    18-21, F
    Jan 11, 2011


    Sit in the chair marooned on the couch Sitting there holding all the power Miles apart, only feet away Clueless to my synaptic activities Alone in the bed with you Rejected In the dark sitting, staring at the screen Sleepless, again, because I am without you Try understanding...
    monkeypaw2u monkeypaw2u
    41-45, M
    Jul 12, 2011

    Trying But Not Working

    Every time I try to express my feelings to my boyfriend I just can't, I'm just speechless. I talk for like hours and hours but inside my head, and in silence. And its killing me so bad. Every time I try to talk to him, its a failure. I cant take it anymore.
    giirgis giirgis
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2013

    Never Have Been......

    I often bottle up how I feel for many reasons really. One being that I want to protect others from how I feel as I don't think they could handle it, that I don't really feel close enough to anyone to speak to them on that deep level and that I am also not very good at explaining...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 11, 2012

    Not Me

    expressing my real feelings are not me... it's like a side of me i don't wanna show to others... it embarrasses me sometimes... it's not in my nature to express myself too much and show others the real me... i guess i should change this attitude one of these days..
    losingmyfriends losingmyfriends
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2008

    When you join this experience group,

    can you be expected to express your feelings about it? So instead I'll present you "The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart" by Jack Gilbert: How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite. Love, we say, God, we say, Rome and Michiko, we...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    Aug 9, 2014

    I’ve found it difficult to open up my

    feelings. No matter how hard I try to explain what I’m thinking about or experiencing, I just can’t spit it out. I prefer to keep it concealed than exposed. I have all these emotions building up, but I just don’t know how to show them. Although, at the same time I feel...
    ImmortalRussian ImmortalRussian
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    I Don'T Know Why

    I use to be all lovey dovey and **** but ever since my past relationship I can't show anything. I'm talking to someone and I like him whatever but I feel so emotionless like I have a hard shell around me and it's already been a year and some months and I wanna break this...
    thrvsday thrvsday
    22-25, F
    Aug 28, 2013


    Lately I can feel myself changing. Not just physically or mentally but as a whole. It's not necessarily like I'm having that "It's all about me" phase I just can't seem to express what I'm feeling anymore. I feel as if I'm reverting back to my old ways of dealing with emotions...
    brittany3535 brittany3535
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2012
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