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Deficiency or complete inability in assessing and describing one’s own emotional state. Considered a personality trait, not a disorder.

Example: A man seeks consultation for numerous physical symptoms after losing his spouse and parents in a fire; he denies experiencing any anxiety or anger.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Alexithymia. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 1, 2020, from