My therapist told me I should join an drama club so I can learn to express my emotions.

My therapist told me I should join an drama club so I can learn to express my emotions. Am I being autistic, or is that a really rude thing to tell someone?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >so I can learn to express my emotions
    You don't learn to express your emotions by acting out another character's emotions.
    Is your therapist a walking vagina?
    *farts on OP*
    Huff that.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so tired of snowflakes bros. How is it rude? Just go and do it. Aren't you there for your therapist's opinion? If you don't find them useful, get a new therapist or a new form of therapy. If they have been good at their job so far. Go try and act in some plays. You'll probably develop socially which a skill you are lacking. God help me. These motherfucking snowflakes and there motherfucking ferlings

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How is it rude?
      Ok, good. This is what I wanted to know. I think I am literally autistic, or maybe schizoid. I literally cannot feel some emotions. I have been acting strangely this past week, but I had no idea why and was really confused. I just realized today that I was really 'upset' that my therapist said this, and I have been literally obsessed with proving him wrong. Except I never literally 'felt' upset. I just acted as an upset person acts.
      So my point is, because my emotional landscape is so desolate and inscrutable, I wanted outside evidence about whether or not I was being reasonable. And I guess I wasn't, and I am willing to admit I'm wrong.
      I just don't him to gaslight me into thinking that something that isn't okay actually is okay. But I trust IST and won't make a big deal out of this.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're trying to determine if it's rude? I'm a bit tactless or so I've been told, but I don't think that's the therapist's goal. That would be counterproductive for him to say something intentionally rude. Anyway, I don't know if drama club is going to help you or not, but you can at least get a feel for how characters (which are often based on real people) respond to each other. You may be able to use your autism to acutely analyze and formulate socially normal interactions based on your study. Avoid musicals, unless you've always wanted life to happen in song. And who knows, maybe some role will force you to express feelings in a cathartic way. I wouldn't expect this, but it's possible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yasssss woohoo I love Samuel L Jackson I love Snake on a Plane I hate snowflakes!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what's snakes on a plane got to do with his post? (i've never watched it)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You deserve to face the wall.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        gl zommie you haven't even been in a fist fight your wohle life.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's tone deaf
    Is your therapist gnomish?
    I'd hope a Christian therapist would understand actors are garden gnome perverts

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, italian. So although he's likely Catholic, I'm in my late 20's and should be safe.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        “Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.”

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Find a new therapist immediately. Being serious here. A therapist that suggests weird shit is literally on par with a fat doctor telling you how to diet. Good luck Anon.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want your therapist to actually help you, it quires them to be honest with you. This relationship necessitates that you will hear some very "rude" things.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree. But humans have an infinite capacity to conjure up ego defenses which shield them from the truth.

      “Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.”

      momma mia, poveri Pagliacci

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's retarded foid boomer shit
    if your goals are to have emotions then you must have passion
    find what you love

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if your goals are to have emotions then you must have passion
      I already have emotions, I simply cannot access them. It's sort of like a third party is controlling me against my will, but that third party definitely has emotions.

      You're trying to determine if it's rude? I'm a bit tactless or so I've been told, but I don't think that's the therapist's goal. That would be counterproductive for him to say something intentionally rude. Anyway, I don't know if drama club is going to help you or not, but you can at least get a feel for how characters (which are often based on real people) respond to each other. You may be able to use your autism to acutely analyze and formulate socially normal interactions based on your study. Avoid musicals, unless you've always wanted life to happen in song. And who knows, maybe some role will force you to express feelings in a cathartic way. I wouldn't expect this, but it's possible.

      >That would be counterproductive for him to say something intentionally rude.
      I know, but I am paranoid that I have an abusive therapist who is telling me these things because he has his own hang-ups. That's obviously not true. But I was behaving as though I thought that was true.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Pay a professional to give you advice
    >They give you advice
    >This angers you
    How retarded are you

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm autistic and my therapist mom always sent me to theater camps when I was little. I wonder if that's why lol. I never expressed any interest in the theater or acting but my mom would always sign me up for them. I guess it did help at least I can pretend to be normal pretty well when I have to.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How else are you going to learn? Any suggestions you can think of yourself professor?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well if you have autism like me you may not be expressing/conveying your "emotions" with normal facial expressions and body language. It can be interpreted as creepy or if people think you're angry at them everytime you find someone funny, that's not good.
    It also helps recognize and interpret other peoples posturing and expressions, although everyone may be over expressing at a club like that.
    I don't know if any of this applies to you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Autists are extremely emotional (cf. "nerd rage"), their problem is they don't show the correct emotions for a situation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Many have learned to be outwardly unemotional.
        >show the correct emotions for a situation
        Like I wrote, we agree.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    she's trying to help you you fucking idiot
    why is everyone so fucking retarded nowadays
    >person gives advice because has decades of experience
    >boohoo I'm fucking retarded snowflake she's so rude

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >therapist
    Grow up you fucking retard

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want your therapist to actually help then tell him that you feel like he was rude. Fuck sales, goddamn kids hiding shit from people genuinely trying to help. Literally stop assuming he's doing anything negative and that he's looking to try and help you improve

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Psychiatry is pseudoscience, if it actually worked then we wouldn't have record rates of anxiety, depression and suicide.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is what happens when youu go to a woman therapist. I can't think of anything more faggy

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has your therapist ever been a part of a drama club? Does he understand the inner workings of one? Has he studied about the therapeutical benefits of being part of one? If the answer to all of these questions is no - and it probably is - then guess what: this guy decides things that affect your future and your well being based on whims. If that’s the case, ditch him.

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