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I Don’t Feel Any Emotions

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I don’t understand why I feel the way I do. I’m either frustrated and angry or mellow and just not there. I don’t feel alive anymore. I feel like I’m living to just feel there but at the same time I don’t feel sad. I feel nothing. Today I feel nothing. What could it be?

I Don’t Feel Any Emotions

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What is interesting is that you say you feel nothing, but your first sentence says you either “feel frustrated and angry or mellow.” This sounds like a range of feelings punctuated by feeling “just not there.” The key here is to realize that the non-feeling bothers you to experience. This is a healthy sign because the you who is noticing this difference is upset by it, which means it can help you understand what is going on because it is an observer.

This is a good time for you to begin individual therapy. A therapist is likely to be able to help you sort things out and give you tools to feel more emotionally connected again.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I Don’t Feel Any Emotions

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I Don’t Feel Any Emotions. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2016/01/18/i-dont-feel-any-emotions/
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