EMOTIONLESS ROBOT is my second name. Well, not really but the point is that I am one myself and I will explain what it is and feels like to be an emotionless robot first hand.
This specific condition is called APATHY and it sums up lacking enthusiasm, sluggishness, lethargy, indifference, not being impacted, not being surprised, disinterest, numbness... in other words: NOT BEING ALIVE.
The life of an apathetic (male) person (robot)
Initializing system... (Waking up)
Performing system detection check... (realize waking up and getting conscious)
Central Processor - OK
Memory - OK
Storage devices - OK
Performing peripheral detection...
Arms - OK
> Hands detected
>> Fingers detected
Mobile legs - OK
> Foot detected
>> Toes detected
Performing drivers check...
Vision drivers - OK
Audio reception drivers - OK
Communicative device - OK
Scent drivers - OK
Temperature drivers - OK
Emotional drivers - Error 404! Drivers not found. Skipping...
Welcome to a new day! You are not dead.
All day long you feel nothing. Hell, you don't even feel at all because you are apathetic... well except PAIN of course. That's the only feeling you respond to.
These "things" include but are not limited to: Happiness, sadness, joy, fear, anxiety, hate, love, rage, anger, energetic, sympathy, excitement and other emotions do not exist for us.
Even if certain critical events happen such as dropping out of any educational organization (or graduating from it) or being fired from a job (or getting a promotion) or a family member dies (yes, really! I am the example of it) you feel like nothing and you are not surprised or bothered by it. You do not release a single tear or a meaningful "yay".
The earth keeps twisting around, the sun goes up and down, time and people pass by, it rains and snows and the sun shines, an accident happens over here, a robbery over there, a road parade happens elsewhere, the sweetest couple came to a break up, in a different country porn and abortion is being banned, a corrupt politician has been framed with it's corrupt deals - since all these things have happened your facial expression hasn't changed over that time and will also remain the same.
And you know why?
BECAUSE YOU ARE USED TO IT!
And it doesn't matter.
For us humanoid organic robots life comes with different amounts of pain.
Expressing emotions doesn't make it any better but it does expend some energy (yes, even complaining is expending energy!). Talking about energy if you lack energy, you would decide to invest energy wisely in things, that actually DO in fact matter such as survival related chores (cooking, cleaning, job hunting...) or things, that have at least a meaningful impact on yourself.
For example, I didn't see what's so joyful about me graduating college. It's a low level education degree, with which I can continue to study ("yay", more studies -.- ) or get //slightly// better chances getting employed... at the cost of 3 years and dozens of money. Really? Was it that worth it when I was on a job hunt for 1 year until one employer FOUND me and HIRED me?
This degree I am going to get is personally worthless to me and I don't know what is so exciting about it.
Then what does matter to an emotionless robot like me?
Like humans, we are different. I will speak only on my behalf. What matters for me are the fulfillment of my physiological needs first. Most of the time I am hungry and thirsty. I also want to remain away from my parents and have an own place, that I can call my home. Where I am now is not my home. It's something between a controlled prison and city with strict laws, low pays and job opportunities. Everyone here is for himself/herself except as a society we hold together while the government never has to worry about what to cook in the next day.
Until I get the basic human needs met, I remain numbed.
Survival matters for me.
What did happen or what does it take for a person to become an emotionless robot?
It takes a lot of damage to finally turn into your protective instincts. An emotionless robot like me has been suppressed from feeling how we feel and our emotions, we have been disregarded a lot, we haven't been heard, we haven't been taken into consideration, we haven't been taken seriously when we needed it, we haven't received the support we were after, we were abused, tricked, backstabbed, betrayed, used, discarded/expended, we have been taken advantage of for someone's own benefit, we have cared so much, that we have nothing of it left. Nothing.
Until a certain extend of damage has been achieved. Then we drop it all. You realize, that you have taken all that damage and it's pain has been too strong for you to handle it.
It is a self-defense mechanism, which involves FREEZING YOURSELF and SHIELDING YOURSELF up. Freezing yourself so much like a cold machine and shielding yourself up so much like avoiding interactions and shut yourself out to the others.
Your blood becomes ice cold as does your heart. Your heart numbs from the low temperature. That may also explain why our bodies are so cold to the touch. The warmth is gone.
It may also be the reason why we loose all interest and hopes (let alone relationship). We become mechanized. Powered by something, that isn't there. THE COLD VOID AND THE DARK EMPTINESS.
Then you reach a stage where your heart is deep frozen and you wander alone.
There are 2 types of us emotionless robots.
1. Those, who's heart has completely died out (and became celibate for the rest of their lives (for example MGTOW and WGTOW))
2. Those, who's heart has been deep frozen. There may be a chance to thaw it and make it functional again and warm up our bloodstreams and wake us up from the numbness and apathy but the odds are very low.
We were assembled by accumulating enough pain.
How can I resurrect an emotionless robot back to a person with feelings?
A very tricky task!
First of all refer to the point I made slightly above and determine the type of emotionless robot you are dealing with. If it's the deep-frozen type of emotionless robot, there may be some chances.
You can try to relate to the emotionless robot's stories and offer support for it. Once you've gained it's trust (open firewall port) it can open up to you and work from there on. You should have a warm blooded person in a matter of time.
Under no circumstance you should expose your subject to any harm or break it's trust!
Is it cool, good or bad to be an emotionless robot?
How do we know? You could tell us but then again we don't care.
What is the daily life cycle of an emotionless robot?
Our day begins with waking up and ends when going to sleep. Everything in between is irrelevant to us.
Hopefully I could give an insight about emotionless robots some people are dealing with.
Don't take it personally when you're not getting an emotional response or a response at all. Your target person may just be as mechanical as a machine.
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Excellent take, excellent analysis!
The damage done by emotional or other abuse during childhood can be immense.
Even those whose heart has been deep frozen and thawed will keep the traces and the defensive reflexes.
And then there's the loneliness...
I forgot to mention, that depressions are taking a very impacting role in it.