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Paukipaul
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17 Jan 2014, 9:58 am

i got 150 points but no traits at all-

well see for yourself:

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: Points <8 - 9>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.


and i knew before hand that i am emotionally impaired. that figured.



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17 Jan 2014, 12:10 pm

113, though I am beginning to wonder if perhaps the test is too sensitive/inclusive; most of my answers were "Undecided" (unless the fact that I do knot know how I feel about how I feel is, in and of itself, indicative of Alexithymia, lol).

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 19 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 13 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 9 Points <8 - 9>
In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 26 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 13 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 19 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 14 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.


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17 Jan 2014, 4:42 pm

Test Results: 140 Points

Alexithymia: You show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 26 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 19 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 13 Points <8 - 9>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 25 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 16 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 21 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 20 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

That's the most interesting online test I've taken. I've never even heard of such a thing as alexithymia before.


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Ashariel
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18 Jan 2014, 12:43 pm

Test Results: 114 Points
Alexithymia: You show high alexithymic traits

I'm somewhat okay at identifying my own emotions, but clueless about other people's.



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18 Jan 2014, 1:29 pm

Test Results: 161 Points

Alexithymia: You show high alexithymic traits. If you are interested in Alexithymia we would be happy to have you as a regular visitor on our pages.

Detailed Results

Your result is broken down into various factors to give you some insight into your result.

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 24 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 18 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 15 Points <8 - 9>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 33 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 22 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 29 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 20 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.



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18 Jan 2014, 9:54 pm

I got 136 - You show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 27 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 20 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 13 Points <8 - 9>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 20 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 13 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 24 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 19 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

It became very clear to me when I was getting therapy that I struggle to identify emotions. I did some research and learned about alexithymia. It fits me really well except I have no problems with my imagination. I actually have an active imagination and am very creative. None of my therapists ever picked up that I have alexithymic traits. They all seemed to think I was being deliberately difficult. I would answer questions about feelings with "I don't know" because I didn't know! They thought I was lying.


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18 Jan 2014, 10:17 pm

I just sent this link to an ADHD forum that was about not understanding emotions.

I scored 110 which is a surprise to me because years ago I was far worse. I think my old score is posted somewhere here. It might have been 170. I suppose that is an improvement.

I remember just getting instantly upset and not knowing why, then I started to realise sudden change was happening. So once I became more aware I started to gain more understanding about that emotion, and then I just started trying to work out why I was having an emotion, labeling it and finding out why I was having it at all. I still get confused at times which is probably why I still get a mild Alexithymia score.

The imagination and dreams questioned intrigued me. I've always had a very vivid imagination and rich memorable dreams that actually leave me exhausted after I wake up. There are some things I struggle with such as talking to people about my emotions or even coping with other peoples emotions.

I get physical symptoms too but with anxiety and depression I would expect I'd get these type of sensations.

These days I'm more aware of my emotions probably because of their intensity. I would hardly be able to cope with the high anxiety, anger, extreme happiness I get from time to time and not being able to name those emotions. I remember not to long ago feeling anxious and not knowing why, so I started to consider all the possible reasons for it and found the solution. Most times I explain my emotions by naming the symptoms. I used to have a 'ranty' mood that was really agitated depression that comes with bipolar, usually when mania is changing to depression.


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18 Jan 2014, 10:27 pm

pensieve wrote:
These days I'm more aware of my emotions probably because of their intensity. I would hardly be able to cope with the high anxiety, anger, extreme happiness I get from time to time and not being able to name those emotions.


I never thought about it, but this is absolutely true for me too. Looking back, I've had obvious hypomanic and depressive phases since my early teens – but at the time, I was honestly unaware of having mood swings. I felt like I was always the same, but the world was sometimes kind to me, and sometimes not.



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18 Jan 2014, 10:33 pm

Ashariel wrote:
pensieve wrote:
These days I'm more aware of my emotions probably because of their intensity. I would hardly be able to cope with the high anxiety, anger, extreme happiness I get from time to time and not being able to name those emotions.


I never thought about it, but this is absolutely true for me too. Looking back, I've had obvious hypomanic and depressive phases since my early teens – but at the time, I was honestly unaware of having mood swings. I felt like I was always the same, but the world was sometimes kind to me, and sometimes not.

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18 Jan 2014, 11:10 pm

Ashariel wrote:
pensieve wrote:
These days I'm more aware of my emotions probably because of their intensity. I would hardly be able to cope with the high anxiety, anger, extreme happiness I get from time to time and not being able to name those emotions.


I never thought about it, but this is absolutely true for me too. Looking back, I've had obvious hypomanic and depressive phases since my early teens – but at the time, I was honestly unaware of having mood swings. I felt like I was always the same, but the world was sometimes kind to me, and sometimes not.


At one point I wasn't aware I had bipolar and I thought that either 1) This was ADHD or 2)ADHD meds are supposed make you feel this way (manic). I was a mildly depressed teen. My first hypomanic episodes were on anti-depressants in my early 20s.


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02 Feb 2014, 10:11 am

i got 71 overall, meaning little to no traits of it, but the one category i did get quite a high score in was problematic relationships.

which i sort of saw coming, but to me the problem is that the test assumed that not acting on other people's feelings means not recognising or understanding them, but to me it... doesn't? like i tend to understand other peoples feels pretty well, but i don't usually act on that understanding because i'm. kind of scared of emotional closeness i guess?


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04 Feb 2014, 11:03 pm

I got 106.
Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 17 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 14 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 12 Points <8 - 9>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 22 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 13 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 23 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 5 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.


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04 Feb 2014, 11:14 pm

Test Results: 98 Points
Possible alexithymia: You show some alexithymic traits.
Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 13 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 7 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 11 Points <8 - 9>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 16 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show no alexithymic traits.

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 19 Points <18 - 21>
In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 20 Points <15 - 18>
In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 12 Points <10 - 12>
In this category you show some alexithymic traits.