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Angst seems to fit your first example about as well as I could imagine any one word fitting. Angst is somewhat complex and ambiguous because it's used in many contexts with different connotations. It's roughly a combination of smoldering frustration and creeping anxiety as I understand it. It's more of a latent restlessness than an overt, clear emotion – ...


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I can only provide a vocabulary with which someone else may answer your second question. If you would like to ground the emotion you feel towards your ex, you would do well to explore attachment theory, and particularly adult attachment. Attachment relationships can be modeled as a location on a two dimension spectrum (low vs. high anxiety, low vs. high ...


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I experience empathy to the extent that it causes massive social phobia and other such problems. Other human beings end up being a constant sort of noise even when they're silent and being around them too often drains me of all my energy, but I don't actually produce my own emotions a lot of the time (or I can't recognize them as well not sure) so being left ...


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Yes and no. As organisms in environment emotions could be defined as our bodies reaction to our environment so yes if your environment changes then of course your emotions will change. So there's that. However if you're asking what I think you're asking which is for some sort of explanation for the observed changes in your behaviour that have been caused by ...


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It is alexithymi aif you're looking for a diagnostic term. And it is not a case of "you either have it or you don't" - Alexithymia is a continuum. There even exists a scale, which is a professional scale so to get it you need to pay for it and be a researcher, but tere you have it. It's called Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20). Look it up.


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Sorry this is a little late, and I couldn't comment on the previous comment, but a good and comprehensive (if not somewhat dated) reference for what the ANPS is all about can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Affective-Neuroscience-Foundations-Emotions-Science/dp/019517805X# This is the text in which Jaak Panksepp basically sets out the decades of ...



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