Is it normal that i don’t feel compassion or sympathy?
I don’t really feel compassion or sympathy for other people, to the point where it impedes my friendships/relationships.
I’m a girl, so where as men wouldn’t really talk about emotions, it’s a very big part of female friendships that I can’t really follow or respond to. I have trouble recognising other people’s emotions and I can’t respond in an emotional manner and often find that I don’t really care.
People tend to like me at first or find me funny then they quickly begin to avoid me when they realise I can’t connect with them on an emotional level and all my friendships are superficial.
I don’t deliberately set out to hurt people and I occasionally feel bad if I do but it’s not something I would dwell on or try to make up for.
Is it normal and do I just need to learn to fake it better?