Is it possible to be partly Alexithymic?


Is it possible to be partly Alexithymic?
Is it possible to be partly Alexithymic, or it is an all or nothing kind of thing? I scored a 142 on the test, which I understand is fairly high, but I do not experience a complete lack of understanding of my emotions. I feel the surface-level emotions (i.e. happiness, anger, fear, etc.) fairly easily, but going beyond that is where I experience problems. Also, I have a very hard time communicating what I feel to others--partly because it makes me extremely uncomfortable and partly because I'm not really sure how to--but I can if the situation requires it. My biggest problem is relating to the feelings of others. I find that if the situation does not directly affect me, I can't bring myself to feel much of anything towards it. Sometimes I don't even feel emotionally connected to situations that do affect me. Are these things normal for someone with Alexithymia, or am I just an emotionally distant person?
I was wondering the same thing because I know anger but anything else is a nope. I will let you know if I find anything.
You actually can have partial Alex, I was diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Az. In 2013. There are some emotions I am learning to feel and some I still have a numbness to. Unfortunately in my life, if I let emotions back up and not identity them I end up having small seizures. I live a full life with going to RN school l with my husband in our forties and having a part time job at PetSmart. I definitely have to watch my fatigue, or lack of sleep because it makes Alexithymia worse. I found if you have a good support system that can help identify emotions with you and help you learn what you do with it. Let me know if you have any questions or want to vent....


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Alexithymia - emotional blindness - is a personal trait which affects roughly 10% of the population.

Alexithymia describes the difficulty of people to perceive and describe emotions of others and themselves. Most persons concerned are not aware about this deficit and usually they are just recognizing it in contact with others, especially close friends, within their family or their partner.

These pages should deliver additional information about Alexithymia and offer information for affected persons, relatives and generally interested people.