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Unread 04-11-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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I feel so much so it sounds like it'd be great to not feel anything.
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That's a misconception. People with ASPD experience the full scale of human emotions. Primary psychopaths, however, only experience basic emotions. It's nice. I'd recommend it.
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... until you have nothing fun to do...

Then maybe not so fun anymore...
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That's a misconception. People with ASPD experience the full scale of human emotions. Primary psychopaths, however, only experience basic emotions. It's nice. I'd recommend it.
Sorry. I didn't mean it like that. I don't know. Nevermind.
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Sorry. I didn't mean it like that. I don't know. Nevermind.
It's perfectly all right. I don't mind.
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You see. You just seem so calm when you talk. I wish I could be like that.
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You see. You just seem so calm when you talk. I wish I could be like that.
I believe there are some therapies that can help manage and control emotions, especially in conversations, debates, and the like. Most of them revolve around relaxation techniques. Aside from therapy, practice also helps. Simply exposing yourself to stressful situations can make you become desensitized to them. To a degree, anyway.
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You don't want to have a lack of emotions -- you want to have control of your emotions. If you had a lack, you would not be capable of enjoying many of the things you DO enjoy. It's easy to take advantage of & forget the fact that you experience happy things regularly. Most overly-emotive people go through this false conception that "not feeling" will fix everything.

It could probably fix a lot of things, but I doubt it would lead to the fairytale place most people pretend it is.
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