This is pretty interesting. Have you ever heard of the term “Alexithymia”?
“Our profession has a fancy term for men who are unable to identify and speak about their feelings. It’s called alexithymia. The term derives from the Greek and literally means “without words for emotions.” Practically speaking alexithymia captures a group of men who have great difficulty identifying and putting into words what goes on inside of them. Frequently, I find such men rely heavily on logic and rationality to tackle their personal problems. While intellect can certainly be helpful in many areas of life (such as the ability to stay cool in a crisis situation), it can also get in the way, particularly in men’s personal relationships. Often men who depend exclusively on their intellect to address problems end up isolating themselves – paradoxically, at the time when they are most in need of help.”
Originally posted 2016-06-06 00:26:59.