I Can't Express Emotion

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    I Wear My Heart On My Sleev...

    I wear my heart on my sleeve, and sometimes it leaves me wide open. I am a very emotional person and feel things deeply.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2008

    You are my worst nightmare!

    you don't know I have overcome all Fear!! I feel numb.
    SpademanNightmare SpademanNightmare
    61-65, F
    Nov 8, 2015

    Every since I was little I couldn't show emotion

    nor pure happiness. I know I could cry so at least I knew I was a human. But due to basically raising myself having no friends the only friend was my imagination and even then couldn't show any of it. I always look like I'm sad or depressed but there's no emotion there and...
    KittyKat43va KittyKat43va
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    I feel love and compassion

    for someone and I miss that person and our conversations but the thing is, I can't express how i feel without them and can't tell them because I fear that I might lose them if I expressed too soon
    MHK258 MHK258
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    I only have Love for 1,

    Loathing and indifferent. I was diagnosed as being a psychopath, amongst other things. I do not have emotions to express. It may sound weird as I say I care for people. The best way to describe it (and even this is :o/); When I care for others, I don't. Its not that I have...
    adgjlanonymous adgjlanonymous
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    EMOTIONALLY Disconnected

    anonymouslyhere anonymouslyhere
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 18, 2007

    Where Is My Voice?

    I have always been the person that you can come vent your emotions to. The type of person that you know will be there for you when you want to talk. What i have never been is the person to express his emotions to anyone else.I never stand up for myself no matter what the...
    pelwex pelwex
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    Emotionally Incomplete

    I've never been able to express my emotions so they mostly come out as anger or depression. I have always been detached from other peoples emotions too. I get confused which emotion I'm meant to be feeling. Also as I'm sometimes expressionless people around me can't read my...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    I Come Off As An Awful Person...

    Maybe it can be blamed on my father.  As long as I can remember he has had this hilarious sense of sarcasm that can be... untactful at times.  It wore off on all of my family, but it seems I got by far the worst repercussions.  i say thing that in retrospect seem...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 5, 2010

    And My Friends And Boyfriends Are Getting Tired Of It..

    I can do it only if I'm so angry that I can't control myself.I can't talk normally when it comes to sharing.when I get into a fight with a friend,when I get offended by something she or he did,I can't express that.they want to talk things through,but once they start a...
    wilddarksick wilddarksick
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2011

    since i was little i would have to take care of

    my dad who was a mental disaster all i remember is that i thought that since he was crying i needed to support him and help him so i stopped showing true emotion to make him think he can lean on me
    danisrocks danisrocks
    22-25, F
    Mar 6, 2014

    I Can't Tell People What I'm Really Feeling

    The 'me' that people know is nowhere close to the real 'me'. I've always been worried about what people think of me, of what they'd do to me if I told them the truth whenever they ask "How are you?" or "Tell me something about yourself?". God, I'm so used to it that even when I...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 2, 2010

    I'm Too Scared

    My dad used to beat me, he got sent to prison for it eventually but I learnt to toughen up. Even when I watched my sister die in front of me, I physically couldn't cry. Everyone thought I was a freak, they made fun of me. It got to a point where I didn't defend myself because I...
    Mycornetto Mycornetto
    13-15, F
    Dec 30, 2012


    I am 31 years old and haven't had a relationship in many years.  It's frustrating b/c I want to feel love but I think I'm too concerned with protecting myself and not allowing anyone to hurt me.  I find it very difficult to pursue women.  Women are often...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    6 Responses May 14, 2007

    Non-existant Words

    I am a 22 year old male who lives with his girlfriend. Many fights have escalated much further between the two of us because I cannot express my emotions. When I was in highschool, i never had a girlfriend till my senior year, and they were mostly stupid little flings, where I...
    RedSkittle RedSkittle
    1 Response Jul 19, 2010

    Emotionaly Flat.................

     I often come across as aloof and distant to others, I often have great difficulty connecting to my OWN emotions and feelings and to the feelings of others. The expression on my face is often blank or vacant; I can be a very difficult person to "read" ,inscrutable is the best...
    sneakyfox sneakyfox
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2011

    Attic Night

    A few weeks ago my wife found pictures of my ex-girlfriend and I from a little over 10 years ago, not to mention letters from my ex to me during basic training. I’ve had this stuff for a very long time; it’s been in a certain box in every attic space and storage space ever...
    mitchkramer mitchkramer
    31-35, M
    Mar 31, 2012


    I've never been good at expressing my emotions ...most of the time it was put off as I was a guy, blah blah blah. But that is always a cop out BS answer. I'm sure I could spout of ridiculous reasons on why I have such a problem with it, but who knows why truly. However throughout...
    RisenFromAshes RisenFromAshes
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2013


    I find it really hard to express emotions because my parents never expressed their emotions or taught me how to. I really want to make more friends but I find it hard because I'm scared to let people get to know me. I think a lot of people probably think I'm rude or don't want to...
    melanie418 melanie418
    Apr 27, 2011

    I Just Stare

    I've never really had a problem with emotions before, I think it's because I'm getting older. Most of it started last year when I was a freshman in high school. It was me and my best friend, Sarah, every day. Me and her must have ditched every class at least 30 times throughout...
    ZehSnickahBah ZehSnickahBah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2009

    I Feel Like Sharing Mine's....

    For real i hide my emotions cause no one will understand. And things will gone complicated and judge you when you tell them. And really, I'm pissed when people talk to much and ask you a lot of non-sense. But its my job most of them trust me they tell me there problems...
    cHopzWmanshArt cHopzWmanshArt
    Nov 23, 2012

    "It is during the worst times of your life

    that you will get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you".
    jendomingo jendomingo
    Oct 14, 2014

    All because I've gotten hurt too much,

    I now have closed off. why must this always happen. I'm emotionless a monster waiting to explode into anger. I don't like that I've closed up and neither have others, but I'm done with getting hurt. there's so much I miss that I want back, but I don't want the pain. I am sorry...
    ToukaKirishima ToukaKirishima
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    I Want To Be An Emotional Being

    I have reached a point in my life where I need to decide who I want to be. I'm 38 years old and I have been blind to so many things about myself, and the primary victim is the person I have loved the most, my wife. We've been together for 10 years, and been blessed in so many...
    strugglingtochange strugglingtochange
    36-40, M
    Nov 6, 2011


    Most times, i am emotional. But sometimes, i find myself emotionless, staring at the wall, my eyes glazed like a plastic doll. I can't cry when im too sad, when everything around me has gone wrong, when...when i felt the world is going to end. I kindda give up. I have myself to...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2011
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