the reaction was very muted

anonymous asked:

what trait would this fall under? i tend to have very muted reactions to things everyone thinks i should have a problem with, like when my parents divorced i felt literally nothing, and when my dad was dxed with cancer i was mildly concerned of course but they said he was going to be fine and he was so i didn’t get why everyone was soooo upset. would this be low empathy or just general difficulty with emotions?

This sounds like it could be alexithymia. Alexithymia means that you have difficulty interpreting and expressing emotions, and is very common in autistic people. 

-Ash