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DemiSkyscraperPLL

What does it mean when you can't feel your emotions?

I never really know what I feel. I just smile because I'm supposed to or cry because its a good time to. My heart can't feel it like it used to. Is something wrong?

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You should see a therapist because someone was like that and once
someone said something that they didnt like and they got mad and killed them but they didn't feel any emotions they kept doing it there's a scientific name for it but I cant remember it hope this helps

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Thank you.... I'm not planning on killing anyone lol but I know what you mean if it was an accident
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He he, yeah I dont see you as the type, Demi. :)
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Possibly numb

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Nothings wrong with you. You're just vulcan.

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You should try seeing a therapist.

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Defiantly go see a therapist. Be completely honest with them! It sounds as if you are seriously depressed. Be careful and Good luck :D

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Thank you
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A person that doesn't feel is usually considered a psychopath. I'm glad that you're concerned. Please seek a therapist ASAP.

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Not true. One may be numb for many reasons. They may want to shut out the world or hide their pain, just for two. There are many other reasons, including Depression, and most people who experience this feeling are not 'psychopaths'.
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Nope, I've had severe depression and I never once wanted to shut down my feelings. I just wanted it to all end. But after the horrible side effects of Zoloft, I quickly learned that I had nothing to be depressed about. It was called "man the f*ck up". My hands, arms, legs, and feet worked. My car worked; actually I had a car. I had some money in the bank and a steady job that made more. A family that loved me. A roof over my head. Food in my belly. What exactly was I so depressed about? Exactly; man the f*ck up.
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But I do get it. This isn't considered psychopath. This most likely an anxiety disorder. Do seek out the therapist and take it one step at a time. One day at a time. You'll be ok. I am now. I don't give myself time to be anxious, I just try it. Not easy to get to this level. I had to learn how on my own alone in the world in a big rig.
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I'd like to make a correction. Instead of psychopath; it should be sociopath.
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Hey demi! I know what you are talking about. It has something to do with being numb or unable/unwilling to feel emotions. You feel distant and unconnected to things. You lose interest in things that once excited you. This is usually a sign of depression (no matter how mild) or an anxiety disorder.
Or so psychologists say.....
I struggle with the emptiness of this, the void in my chest, that is so hard to fill and constantly seems to grow larger with every slight and insult.
Hope this helps and that you aren't asking this, because you feel it. knowing how alike we are, that is probably the case though.
Do you ever feel like you have to wear a mask to hide your true emotions, or others would look at you strangely and you dont want people to know how much you are hurting. That is another way I would describe the feeling. You know what I mean?

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Yes I know what you mean. And I do that. I put a smile there because I'm supposed to when the girl they see laughing isn't even real. She just hides me.
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Evyfan111, I struggle with not feeling. I haven't talked to a therapist, but I just don't feel. I broke up with my girlfriend the other day and she was bawling her eyes out and I couldn't feel a thing. Later I cried because it seemed like the right thing to do. I don't feel sad or mad, I just get irritated and stressed (maybe those count as emotions, I don't know.)

But what you're talking about, with the void in the chest, I don't even feel that. I just feel nothing. All the time. Some people might ask if this is sad, and I don't think so because I don't feel sad; that's the problem. I don't feel anything.

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Bello. One possibility, if you've been regularly taking drugs or consuming alcohol, is that certain neuroreceptors in your brain have reduced in number due to excess neurotransmitters provided by this intake. To be honest it doesn't sound like depression, one explanation is that you've come into contact with some form of virus or pathogen that have damaged certain parts of your brain which regulates mood/emotion.

but yeah either way you kinda need to seek professional help mate, you know, just to be safe :)

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Something is definitely wrong. I'm in a similar situation I haven't been able to feel any emotion for years and I'm planning on seeking therapy soon hopefully it'll help. The thing is i show the appropriate facial expression most time but I feel nothing. The only good thing is I keep my friends for long and never get in arguments or fights since i can't get mad at all. I also don't feel anything when family members die. I have to avoid intimate relationships. I haven't taken any drugs or didn't go though any traumatic events

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