We do our best to show no emotion, well very little emotion. We think with logic. We dictate everything with logic, or ahould i say we think in what we consider logical literals that others fail to comprehend.well, we think logically and literally on the most part. A lot of us when we get hurt are silent.
What are we? A mythical creature? Vulcan? No we have aspergers syndrome. When hurt physically or emotionally you suppress the feeling to the point that you don’t feel it. This gives people the wrong ideas about us. I’ve heard people say people with Aspergers can’t make friends. This was when kids were talking about a kid with autism and making fun of him. I tried to explain about aspergers, but failed and also failed at not showing emotions. I growled, yelled “oh brother!” and stomped out of the room. a friend explained why I got so upset to these kids. They didn’t ever mention what happened again.
The point is that we hide pain and emotions until we get to the boiling point, where the tea kettle inside of us is boiling over. This isn’t healthy, so I take the tea kettle top off when I am at home or with a friend so I don’t cloak who I am.
Why cloak emotions? They are illogical and lead you to “think with your heart” or in other words let emotions control your decisions and not literal logic. We have the ability to think with our heart, but we still do even that in a literal logical way. I think emotionally, but before making a decision I do the math to figure out the probability of a good outcome. When there is no statistics to go on you feel lost. You can’t use logic nearly as well without stats and emotions, well, there are only a few instances where I think without stats.
Silent pain might be more painful than screaming pain, because you quickly forget about the pain and no one notices so you can’t get treatment for it. Thinking with literals seems to be the only logical thing to do, just double check with customers if what they said is what they really want… Like if your boss says “so and so deserves to be punched.” you reply ” are you joking?” he gives you the same odd tone he has given you for five years as he says “yes I am joking!” maybe it is exasperation, annoyance, I am not sure, just always double check since not everyone thinks in literals.
I’ve only seen people on the autistic spectrum able to use the above ways of hiding emotions. You can try to hide your emotions, but I don’t think it will work that well for you If you aren’t autistic.