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24 Jun 2014, 10:43 pm

I almost never cry, and this included the 3 last wakes and funerals I went to which had pretty close family members who died. I do however at times find myself becoming emotional almost to the point of crying a little during a very intense classical piece like Chopin for instance and in some cases pop music even if there is no singing or words that would warrant emotional feelings. It sometimes seems to happen just by the sound of the music like when the sounds in a song are going from higher to lower pitch in repetition. This is not all the time, just in rare cases. In fact I find that if I get emotional its almost always due to a song without singing or words but how the instrumental parts sound.

Another question I have is would you say that an aspie is generally more emotionally complex compared to most NT's? I feel we are more, but just wanted to get input from others on this.


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24 Jun 2014, 11:38 pm

How exactly do you mean Aspies are more emotionally complex than NTs?


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25 Jun 2014, 12:10 am

maybe the OP is referring to having Stendahl's Syndrome? I know music has that effect on me. :oops:



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25 Jun 2014, 1:49 am

I can get a bit emotional to a powerful piece of music. It does get a bit intense and I can sense the passion behind it.

Also if I listen to classical music I get visualisations too. Like the sea crashing on the shore.

It's probably one of the most beautiful things about me, but I don't like to exploit it.


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25 Jun 2014, 2:02 am

I was watching a Cantonese folk musician on television performing on the er hu, and it made me burst into tears. :cry: there was just something so SAD in the tone of that instrument.



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25 Jun 2014, 2:12 am

Doesn't most everyone get effected by music emotionally? I've seen scenes in movies where a particular piece of music made someone cry. I have also seen a demonstration of how music can effect a scene in a movie....make it sad, make it funny, make it scary.....all based on the type of mood music.



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25 Jun 2014, 2:17 am

Yes I believe everyone has those emotional reactions, and also what they call "chills".

I think my emotional reaction to music is normal, except that sound can overwhelm me, so I never have it loud and I wear headphones. As I don't like playing music out loud.



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25 Jun 2014, 2:53 am

I know what it's like to be emotionally entranced by a good piece of music. Depending on the song or album, it can be a totally exhilarating, out of this world experience. I can argue that the experience of listening to a good album can rival or even surpass that of watching a good film. The best music, in my opinion, is the kind which can provoke strong emotional reactions, rather than sounding like mere background noise.



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25 Jun 2014, 6:22 am

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
I know what it's like to be emotionally entranced by a good piece of music. Depending on the song or album, it can be a totally exhilarating, out of this world experience. I can argue that the experience of listening to a good album can rival or even surpass that of watching a good film. The best music, in my opinion, is the kind which can provoke strong emotional reactions, rather than sounding like mere background noise.


I think that way too.
Music can always touch me in a way that no book, no story and no movie can and i remember my brother saying to me once that i could watch the saddest movie scene without a single tear coming through my eyes. But then, if I rewatch it with a beautiful song on the background i would cry like a little child. (=



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25 Jun 2014, 9:38 pm

Norny wrote:
How exactly do you mean Aspies are more emotionally complex than NTs?


What I meant was more hypersensitivity to certain things such as music. For example a couple of years ago I went to a Chopin concert at a mansion in the state I live in during the summer. When a really powerful feeling of one of his works was played by the pianist, most people in the room seemed to be listening and nothing more, but I became quite emotional, even though there were no words being sung. I started to cry and put my sunglasses on to hide the tears because I was a little embarrassed. Later I looked around to see if anyone else was getting emotional and no one seemed to be. Now on the other hand at a funeral everyone was crying profusely, but I was the only person not. So to me this seems complex. Of course I don't know if there were any other aspies in either location, but its just an observation.


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