I noticed something peculiar today. I was listening to this old lady cry about things, she had tears flowing down her cheeks and I felt...very detached . I don't know what it is but I do that often. I'm highly resilient to emotional outbursts from other people and can take on a very cold and logical approach to it in my mind. Like I understand through intuition but don't really empathize in the moment. It feels like my emotions and me are separated during the event and we come together once it is over.
Things like movies or books or personal stuff can get to me thou and I do process the emotions when I'm alone. Base my decisions on how I feel about things and am moody, highly reactive so I am an INFP, but something is off.
I think I lack empathy or find it hard to connect to my emotions in that moment...or maybe it's the constant stress I'm under right now.
I'd say I understand in an intuitive way what others feel but the emotions rarely if ever overwhelm me. The expressed emotions have to be really strong for me to actually feel the same :P. When it comes to my own emotions and what i feel from moment to moment, yeah I'm highly in tune with that. I can tell every second what i feel and how it feels in my body too. Hard to put into words. I don't feel what others feel thou, I just understand.
How do you guys experience this? Am I supposed to be feeling all the time and things like this are supposed to drive me to tears or is that Fe?
I can also pick up on very slight expressions of emotions in people, even in text. Like I just know what is going on and understand how they feel, but it is an understanding and not me experiencing the same emotion. I detach from the emotion itself but know how to react to the other person experiencing it, what they are feeling, what it means for them and where it is coming from. It's like being in their shues minus being overwhelmed by the emotions.