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Concerned about my apparent lack of feelings people. I feel

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Concerned about my apparent lack of feelings for other people.I feel like the only person I actually care about is my mother, and it's horrible because so many people do so many nice and good things for me and I feel like I can't connect with them, like I wouldn't be phased if they died or something. I've spent the past few weeks wondering if I might be a narcissist because I feel as though everything I do is for attention and I can't empathise with people. I don't want to be like this, I want to genuinely connect with other people, not just fake it.An example: earlier today I went out with a cousin who is dealing with some problems. I felt like I couldn't connect emotionally and that I get bored of people telling me their problems. My mind feels blank. I'm convinced I must have a personality disorder. It's always about what I can get from other people and how great I am.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 4 months ago.


There is no way to say this is a personality disorder.

If it were, you would not be concerned at all.

This sounds more like a mood problem, or even a physical problem [hormonal].

Finding an answer starts with medical evaluation from your doctor.

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