Besides sexual and romantic attraction, do you think you experience other emotions differently?
Sometimes I think I experience enthusiasm differently from most people. My boyfriend says that this was difficult to get used to at first, since whenever I wanted to do something, I’d never express excitement about it. For example, if I wanted to eat at a particular restaurant, I’d just say so, and mean it. I wouldn’t jump around and make a big deal about how great it would be. I wouldn’t do that for anything.
My subjective experience is that I don’t express excitement because I am not in fact excited. Why do I need to be excited in order to express a preference?