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hi..
what is the exact meaning of "emotional life" in the following sentence:

Feels uncomfortable with his or her emotional life

(it is about narcissists)
does it mean he or she is uncomfortable for feeling emotions or what ?

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Please provide more context. Thanks.
 

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Please provide more context. Thanks.

the text is about narcissists traits and the author is listing probable traits of extreme narcissists:

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——Feels uncomfortable with his or her emotional life
——Lacks interest in you and your feelings
——Criticizes you for feeling “too much” or for “overreacting”
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Hi.
What is the exact meaning of "emotional life" in the following sentence?

Feels uncomfortable with his or her emotional life

(It is about narcissists.)
​Does it mean he or she is uncomfortable [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] with feeling emotions? [STRIKE]or what ?[/STRIKE] If not, what does it mean?

Thanks in advance.

The text is about narcissists traits and the author is listing probable traits of extreme narcissists:

...
- Feels uncomfortable with his or her emotional life
- Lacks interest in you and your feelings
- Criticizes you for feeling “too much” or for “overreacting”

Note my corrections above. It's important to start every sentence with a capital letter.

One's "emotional life" is basically all the emotions one feels during one's daily life. So yes, it means that the person feels uncomfortable dealing with his/her emotions.
 

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Note my corrections above. It's important to start every sentence with a capital letter.

One's "emotional life" is basically all the emotions one feels during one's daily life. So yes, it means that the person feels uncomfortable dealing with his/her emotions.

Thanks...but I do not understand how one can feel uncomfortable with... say... pleasant emotions.
 

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Thanks, but I do not understand how one can feel uncomfortable with, say, pleasant emotions.

Note my changes above. Your use of ellipses in the sentence were not appropriate. You needed commas.

Most people who have problems with their emotions do, admittedly, have more of a problem with more serious emotions but it is possible for people to even have trouble feeling happy!
 

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Note my changes above. Your use of ellipses in the sentence were not appropriate. You needed commas.

Most people who have problems with their emotions do, admittedly, have more of a problem with more serious emotions but it is possible for people to even have trouble feeling happy!

The author is talking about Extreme Narcissists and these kind of people do not "have trouble feeling happy!".
So I think "emotional life" has another meaning in the above sentence and has nothing to do with all of the emotions narcissists feel.
 

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It is obviously a very general description of narcissist people. Without further detail, there is really not much that can be said.
 
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