Feeling Excessive Sadness Towards Inanimate Objects?
Hello my doctor Ainun 18 years old I want to ask about the name of the psychological disorder in myself, which until now I do not know what the name of my psychologist’s illness, so I always cry or feel sorry for inanimate objects, I always have a feeling of sadness if I for example I have a cellphone case but my cellphone case is old and damaged and then I buy a new one but because I feel sad that I won’t use the old case again, so I haven’t used my new case yet. I always feel sad about inanimate objects that I will leave. So according to what the doctor thought my psychologist’s illness was
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. What you experience, is not necessarily a psychological disease. Further inspection is needed to ensure this. There will be a difference if you are sad because you are left with an inanimate object, and you truly love an inanimate object, just as a man loves a woman.
For example, everyone would be sad if the car he had bought with difficulty, saving, had to be damaged because of being hit, or stolen so that he had to part with the car. And it is also natural if someone feels close to a certain item because the item is a gift from his late grandmother, or father, or anyone who is important to him. Feeling sad about inanimate objects can also be caused by memories in the object.
This condition can be better understood if the person's personality is an introvert, tends to be quiet, and does not have too many friends. Of course it is not like hitting all introverts naturally, but introverts can have more closeness to their belongings because they consider them friends, whether they realize it or not. In addition, those who have the principle of life not to throw away something before it is completely worn out and can no longer be used, may feel bound to the goods that have been used so far, especially if he really likes the shape, color or design. People whose personalities are too sensitive and easily carried by the atmosphere are also natural to experience this.
It is different if you really love inanimate objects, such as loving a poster as a husband loves his wife, loves a laptop, or loves clothes so apparently that even though the item is out of shape, very damaged, faded and so on, you still do not want to separate with it, it might not even allow others to touch it. This can be a certain psychological disorder, but what exactly, will depend again from the details of the condition that you can only know after you have checked yourself with a psychologist or psychiatrist.
So, if you are still unsure which one you are experiencing, it is better if you check it. But if you fall into a category that is still normal like the initial examples we mentioned, there's no need to worry. You might judge goods better than most people. The important thing is you still have your common sense to know when the item can still be used and when it should be discarded. If you really feel you don't have close friends or talking partners, try to open yourself to the environment, and be more tolerant of circumstances. So, hopefully answering your question.