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The full emotional range

Postby dobiedobiedoo » Thu May 24, 2018 9:02 pm

Many here claim they have shallow affect and are content with who they are. Someone here wrote he cannot feel happiness for some reason, and someone else abused animals as a child in order to experience the intensity of emotion, etc.
Which leads me to my question. Do you ever wish you could experience the full emotional range like neurotypicals or do you ever wonder if you are missing on a pleasurable experience?
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby madness00 » Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 pm

I think i do experience the full range, just dialed down.

Do i wish i was dialed up? Sometimes. Feelings are like drugs, for me. It's why i use drugs, to induce new feelings. They are drugs in the sense that they give your brain stimulation.

I never want to be plagued with things like shame, guilt and remorse. But would i want to try it and see what it's like? Of course. If only to be able to understand the human condition and better "fit in" to society.

I want to know for my own manipulative purposes, but wouldn't want them to linger.
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby ZombieZ » Thu May 24, 2018 9:16 pm

I believe I’ve experienced every human emotion there is at one point or another, I tend to experience negative emotions more intensely than positive ones but I have been happy. I struggle with emotional empathy. So I experience emotions myself, hard to say if they are shallow or not as I’ve never been anyone else, I just don’t experience other people’s emotions. It’s tough to imagine anyone who doesn’t experience emotions to some degree or another without severe brain trauma.
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby SirPercival » Thu May 24, 2018 9:30 pm

Hm, I haven't actually been in a situation where I'd wished I could experience the full emotional spectrum, I think. Then again, I don't know the extent to which I experience different emotions, so it could be that I actually can and do feel them, and that's why I don't think it's got such a huge impact on my life. Or maybe I don't. I've never actually cared enough to think about it.
ZombieZ wrote: So I experience emotions myself, hard to say if they are shallow or not as I’ve never been anyone else

Kinda the same case for me.
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby madness00 » Thu May 24, 2018 9:46 pm

Life experience, as well as being on this forum, has led me to believe i feel shallower than most people. I require a lot of stimulation, i can easily regulate my emotions, and i just can't relate to the reactions some people have when emoting.

Generally i am not all that connected to things. Whether they be people, ideas or feelings. Everything is fleeting. That's another reason i know.
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby Reaper » Thu May 24, 2018 9:54 pm

dobiedobiedoo wrote:Which leads me to my question. Do you ever wish you could experience the full emotional range like neurotypicals or do you ever wonder if you are missing on a pleasurable experience?


No. How I am is all I know. It's normal to me. I don't think I'm missing out on anything.

All I see in other people are emotions getting in the way. It makes them stupid, gullible and irrational.

Ever wondered why most people can be easily manipulated... Why the fuk would I want to be like that.
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby justonemoreperson » Fri May 25, 2018 5:04 am

dobiedobiedoo wrote:Which leads me to my question. Do you ever wish you could experience the full emotional range like neurotypicals or do you ever wonder if you are missing on a pleasurable experience?


I know I'm missing out, it would be unreasonable to think otherwise.

Of course I'd like to know the full range; it's something missing that I don't have and everyone else does. However, I don't want the stuff that comes with it. I don't want the stupidity that it brings.
I'm not arguing, I'm explaining why I'm right.
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby Mitmit » Fri May 25, 2018 5:27 am

How many feelings would u say that is?
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby justonemoreperson » Fri May 25, 2018 5:33 am

Mitmit wrote:How many feelings would u say that is?


12?

What?
I'm not arguing, I'm explaining why I'm right.
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Re: The full emotional range

Postby Mitmit » Fri May 25, 2018 8:28 am

justonemoreperson wrote:
Mitmit wrote:How many feelings would u say that is?


12?

What?


Hold your horses. 12 sounds a bit high.
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