I've Gotta Tell You What I'm Feeling Inside
February 24, 2014 6:09 AM Subscribe
Talking about one's feelings helps establish intimacy and nurture understanding in various relationships, but some people aren't big talkers. For those who keep their inner thoughts to themselves, what does their interpersonal connectedness look like? Seeking resources to better my understanding of this personal/emotional style or type.
posted by little_dog_laughing to Human Relations (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My main question is a call for essays, books, movies, anecdote, or anything that addresses the idea that some people do not talk about their feelings with others, and how do such people establish connections? My secondary question is am I thinking about this matter wrong?
Perhaps as a function of background, culture, age, or other factors, some people seem to wear a "poker face" and choose not to share their emotions. So, how do they form meaningful relationships? Or, do they? Or do I need to frame this differently in my mind (eg relationships aren't about emotional intimacy...?)