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Old 02-22-2019, 05:13 PM   #1
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Since, correct me if Iím wrong, one of the tasks bpd people struggle with is to recognise emotions. I thought it would be a good exercise to express here, when you feel like doing it, what or how you are feeling in a point in time.

Iím gonna copy here a link to a list of adjectives referring to emotions and feelings that I found on an author about Childhood Emotional Neglectís webpage.

The dr. and writer Jonice Webbís pageís link.

Running On Empty By Dr. Jonice Webb | Dr. Jonice Webb

The link to adjectives.


https://www.drjonicewebb.com/wp-cont...g-On-Empty.pdf
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The only constant feeling I have is anxiety. Everything else goes from being extremely depressed and hating myself to a volcanic rage and I go through those within a minute. Its a cycle that never ends. If I do feel happiness it doesn't last more than a couple minutes then depression kicks in and tells me I'm not allowed to feel happiness
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I don't know that BPDs have trouble recognizing emotions. I think we struggle more with regulating our emotions, which is why the disorder has been re-named Emotional Dysregulation Disorder (or something like that). I have no problem recognizing my emotions...
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I feel weird and surreal
I have a hard time understanding emotions, putting them together like i will feel happy then after its gone i dont know how i felt that or what it was, like it was fake
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The only constant feeling I have is anxiety. Everything else goes from being extremely depressed and hating myself to a volcanic rage and I go through those within a minute. Its a cycle that never ends. If I do feel happiness it doesn't last more than a couple minutes then depression kicks in and tells me I'm not allowed to feel happiness
I see your point. Here, also...not deeply depressive while there isnít anxiety though (being in my comfort zone is a gift from Heaven). I mean my mood is pretty flattered with a tendency to slow down. Still happy moments amaze me bc itís not my natural state.
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I don't know that BPDs have trouble recognizing emotions. I think we struggle more with regulating our emotions, which is why the disorder has been re-named Emotional Dysregulation Disorder (or something like that). I have no problem recognizing my emotions...
Thatís why I made clear my lack of knowledge and that I could be wrong.
I based my hypothesis on what I read from scientists and doctors. And applying my own experience with the topic, this latter, naturally, the less relevant for being only a personal experience.

From what I know bpd people or people within the spectrum are not the only one who have trouble to identify emotions and surely, not all bpd.ers have this problem.

I found this link in case it can clarify what I meant.

Why People With BPD Have Trouble Identifying Emotions

I also can put an example. Sometimes I feel a clear emotion, range, what I struggle with is to identify the real feelings behind that emotion. If I reflex about it I could find answers, for instance, behind this range, I could be feeling ę vulnerable, scared...
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