This is my first post here and the reason I joined the forum.
Lately, I've come to realize that I believe I feel emotions stronger than other people. At least certain emotions. However, because I can only experience what's going on in my body and not what's going in another body this is something I don't know tthe answer to.
I have always known I've been different than others ever since I was a kid. I'm not totally different but different nontheless. I've been feeling extremely strong emotions lately for the last 5 months. I also know that I seemingly get more emotional than others in similar circumstances.
Question -- Does anyone know if some people feel emotions more strongly than others? Do some people get more sad, happy, excited, frustrated than others? I would think willpower in tough times in an emotion too. I would have to think yes otherwise people would be too similar. How much difference can there be?
Question 2 -- And my other big question is how would one know this?
Question 3 -- If we do feel stronger emotions than other people than is it balanced somewhat? Maybe we'll have a stronger emotion in one area but a weaker emotion in another?
Question 4 -- Also, how much of your emotional being is hereditary and how much is influenced by what we have gone through in life?
Thanks for any replies.