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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or having alexithymia.


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  • Okay - I actually think this is a fun word. But for me it is highly associated with grad school. My nerdy gift to my fellow predoc interns was a cross-word I made. The clue for the item was something like: not recognizing or able to identify one's emotions.

    June 29, 2008

  • "In this same chapter, Goleman describes a class of people, known in the psychiatric literature as alexithymics, who cannot verbalize their feelings, which Goleman equates with not being aware of them. Listening to human beings attempting to communicate about their emotional experience suggests that we are all alexithymic to a significant degree."

    - Kevin Langdon, Review of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, Noesis #145, November 1999.

    October 15, 2009