"A high-functioning sociopath."
here's a novelty question for you all today. What is the state of being surprised? I don't understand how to display that emotion. For example, when someone gives me a gift and I don't know what it is, I am genuinely touched and pleased, but I don't know how to make the giver understand that. As a result, they think I am displeased, which is not the case. After studying the behaviors of others in a similar situation, I observed their display of emotion which I tried to emulate. That just makes me feel like a fraud. Robotic, fake, fraudulent. I genuinely appreciate the thought that goes into a gift given to me by someone else, so I force a smile, laugh, go "oh my god thank you so much," and that's it. It feels wrong. How do I feel surprised? How am I supposed to show it? Any ideas?