I Sometimes Feel Emotionless

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    When something upsets me I stress instead of

    cry, I'd rather be the other way around
    deb0rahs deb0rahs
    31-35, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    It's a desolation that's cold

    and indifferent like a desert and if I stay this way to long it's all I can feel.
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    I Am So Turned Off!!!!!

    Have you ever been so turned off with your emotions you feel no pain and you feel no joy?  Over all in life I have some shutting down of emotions and now keep some walls up so not to let someone touch my heart.  EP has been a blessing in breathing some fresh air again...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    10 Responses Oct 22, 2008
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Nov 28, 2015


    I just do feel like that, and it's getting "worse". Been there, done that, heard this, seen that. Nothing really touches me anymore, I'm somehow "living proof". Plus I don't really care about a lot of stuff, so...
    Halllex Halllex
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2011
    sisi19 sisi19
    22-25, F
    Jul 17, 2014

    So I thought that hurting was the worst thing

    to feel but it's not. I've gotten to a point where I really don't feel anything. Happiness, sadness, pain, nothing. I just need to feel again
    worthing1997 worthing1997
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    When you've been sad

    for a long time, sometimes when something bad actually happens you dont feel anything, you just sit there and feel emotionless.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody
    26-30, M
    May 19, 2014


     I don't know with emotions cause I am really emotionless on the sensetive side. My grandmother died and I barely shed a tear my brother died I barely shed a tear and now to this day I just don't cry I get angry but with no emotion to it no red face or voice tone I can smile...
    Metus Metus
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2008

    I sometimes seem that I have no

    or little emotion, I get happy and angry etc but not like a "normal" person would. For example, people in my family have died and I never cry I just kind of get on with it and live my life like I would before, obviously I am sad they are gone but I just get on with my life. I...
    TomRenrut TomRenrut
    22-25, M
    Dec 21, 2013

    How Is This Even Possible

    i've been very emotional for a while now, especially after i fell in love. but just like how it came, i feel like all my feelings are gone. i don't feel anything, not even love. i am not angry. it's weird because nothing has really changed to affect me in such way. I did tell...
    amazinegrace amazinegrace
    Jan 19, 2009
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2015


    Most of the time I'm emotionless because I can never tell what i'm suppose to feel which I know many people will find that to be messed up but it doesn't bother me really I would rather feel emotionless unless I'm with my friends I have to see what they're feeling for me to feel...
    deathpreventer deathpreventer
    18-21, M
    Apr 20, 2012


    I have come to realize that some emotions are useless. We sometimes realize this and yet still let them overtake us. Example: My parents got divorce. I was sad. i realized that me being sad didn't get them back together. I stopped being sad. I know it sounds simplistic, but...
    caaz caaz
    Feb 15, 2012

    My Poem(hope U Like It:])

    sometimes i feelinvisiblesometimes i wish i wasi feel like nobodyunderstandsbut then again,neither do ihow can i explainhow i feelif i myselfdon't knowquestions, answersi don't knowwho am i?i don't know
    iluvnerds12 iluvnerds12
    13-15, F
    Feb 4, 2011


    I have felt like this for years, Its like i cant think or feel properly and the rare emotions i do feel i cant express properly. I have started taking medication a few weeks ago i think thats helped a bit, but i also want to start therapy. If someone has felt like this and...
    Unreality Unreality
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    Feelings Scare Me

    I have been emotionally numb for many years. Within the past year, I've been thawing out so I'm in a semi-numb state. There are some feelings I can feel, and others that elude me. I cannot feel passionate about another person. It has cost me a relationship. I don't know if he was...
    Sunburst Sunburst
    1 Response Feb 8, 2011

    I Don'T Feel Anything

    For the past few months, my heart was broken, I was left alone by my friends and bullied, and that threw me into depression, but now, I can't feel anything, sadness, happiness, anything. I'm so emotionally dull, so monotonous, it's like a short, sad black and white film with a...
    WetheAngels4 WetheAngels4
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2013

    For the past few months it feels like I'm not

    really living. It's like I've got some kind of daily routine and it doesn't require any emotions. I'm getting scared now because so much is happening right now and I don't feel it. I'm event told to smile at school. All that is ever on my face is a blank expression. Will it...
    Lizz7 Lizz7
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2014
    LifeTheCageDeathTheKey LifeTheCageDeathTheKey
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2015

    I feel as if my whole life is a lie.

    Every day I go about my day without ever really feeling anything. I'm not sure I've ever truly felt happiness even though I have plenty to be happy about. I'm scared that I'll continue to live a life devoid of emotions and the richness that they bring to each life experience.
    JayCeeD0788 JayCeeD0788
    26-30, F
    Jun 12, 2014

    I feel so numb today,

    like I'm living in someone else's body. Like I'm having an out of body experience and watching somebody live this day for me. Something is wrong. I don't know why but I don't feel like my normal self
    deleted deleted
    Dec 1, 2014

    I Don't Know What I Should Want, What I Should Feel

    I don't even know what to write right now. I've read these other stories and these people say they feel emotionless sometimes, but that's not true for me, I never feel emotion. I used to, I remember I used to feel, but I felt so betrayed by so many people that I told myself I...
    heymona86 heymona86
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    Short Story

     when I graduated from high school 2007 I did not really feel all to happy, there was  relief. The fact that I completed HS made me go meh.. (sarcasm)Correct me if I'm wrong aren't you supposed to feel overjoyed that you got through 4 years of school, and now your...
    Desuetude Desuetude
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2008


    I get so overwhelmed I become numb and feel nothing. It's like a computer with too data entered and is shorting out. I'm smokin'!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 3, 2010

    Anothr Poem:]

    Alone.Inthe darkNothing.Silencehurts.butso dowords
    iluvnerds12 iluvnerds12
    13-15, F
    Feb 4, 2011

    A Lull

    I used to be on medication that provided a constant line of non-emotion- there was no highs as then there could be no lows.  I was very much a zombie. My medication then changed and I now have ones that enable me to experience the highs and lows. Yet, I still get those...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2008

    I Have a Mixed Personality

    It seems on the outside I am always happy, but it's really just a mask. Inside most of the time I am a block of ice. Nothing seems to get through. The only time I ever cry is when I'm drunk. I think I tend to supress everything, and then when my mask is down, it all floods out.
    zeekish zeekish
    1 Response Aug 13, 2009

    "In a world full of colours,

    I am the endless shade of boring grey" I dissociate when I'm at my worse. When I overthink something that I know will hurt me emotionally I just shut down, I feel numb and on autopilot. As if I'm not in control of my own body anymore, I feel out of place. This usually happens...
    carazami carazami
    Oct 19, 2015

    In Need of Constant Stimulation

    In Junior high and most of Highschool, it seemed there was nothing there. I would dig and push people just to rile their emotions to excite my own. I would continously push the boundaries of everything I could get my hands on. I needed the emotional cascade. I needed the constant...
    Captainwinky Captainwinky
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 10, 2008

    I have been feeling apathetic towards anyone I

    love lately. I feel an emotional detachment and I can't get myself to care as much as I used to for others. Especially my boyfriend. We had a rocky past in high school before suddenly meeting again out of no where and trying to start fresh. It's hard because he hurt me so much...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2014

    Sometimes I just feel absolutely nothing.

    I just feel completely detached from where I'm am and I can't pinpoint any emotions. It's been happening more and more recently.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 28, 2015


    I'm not exactly sure when I began to have this numb, empty feeling, but it's been fairly constant ever since I graduated high school in June of '07.  At times, this feeling gets to be so strong that I have no desire to do anything at all, so I'll just sit in front of the...
    xInvertedRealityx xInvertedRealityx
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2007

    I spend too much time alone at night.

    I have a lot of free time on my hands to think about how I feel about things and certain people.. And sometimes that's all I think it is. I think about how I should feel about someone and I feel it. I have trouble connecting to people and they often tell me I'm "cold" or...
    shrugsB4hugs shrugsB4hugs
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    Everyone Wants Numbness-i Hate It When It Happens.

    No thank you!  Seriously. Feeling makes me ALIVE. I want to be alive young and TERRIFIED, HAPPY. but the truth is i'd rather feel pain than nothing at all.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    May 28, 2012
    Ridgemyers Ridgemyers
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    Fake It Or Be Myself

    When I am with certain groups I am emotionless.  Mainly because I have no idea what they are talking about.  I cannot laugh or make fun of what they are speaking about because I don't relate to it at all.  It does make it hard to know what to do when I find myself...
    ozzzirizzz ozzzirizzz
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2009


    I think there comes a point where everyone feels nothing for a while. It just sort of sits there and annoys the hell out of you because you feel you need to be feeling something instead of feeling nothing. But then you realise what's the point and go back to feeling nothing again...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 10, 2008

    There's times where I feel like I don't feel

    anything. I don't cry, however I do laugh if my friends say something funny. I will feel bad for someone else, but then I don't feel anything. When something bad happens to me I get upset for only a second and then nothing. It's like I don't feel pain or sadness. Maybe something...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 21, 2015

    I wish I could change it.

    I want to care more about others. I feel emotionless to those I don't know/love. Why is that? I want to care for everyone. ~
    GirlOfTowers GirlOfTowers
    22-25, F
    Jan 30, 2014

    Blank Space Indeed

    Not sometimes, most of the time. I usually have no decernable feeling at all.
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 19, 2007

    "Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions

    in daily experience.” - Paul Cezanne I just found that quote, but I do think that it takes daily, or much more often, effort to renew emotions, especially when they are so many common delusions and inhibitions within society, including the promoted family and work structures...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi
    36-40, M
    Jul 4, 2015
    cristina44 cristina44
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    I felt like I didn't have any emotions.

    It was my first day of school and I didn't have any anxiety or nervousness. I was a bit when I got into class but that's about it.
    jm4life jm4life
    22-25, M
    Sep 3, 2014
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