You know, when I see fictional characters who repress all their emotions, they're usually aloof and very blunt about keeping people at a distance, sometimes to an edgy degreeābut what I don't see nearly enough are the emotionally repressed characters who are justā¦mellow.
Think about it. In real life, the person that's bottling up all their emotions is not the one that's brooding in the corner and snaps at you for trying to befriend them. More often than not, it's that friendly person in your circle who makes easy conversation with you, laughs with you, and listens and gives advice whenever you're upset. But you never see them upset, in fact they seem to have endless patience for you and everything around themāand so you call them their friend, you trust them. And only after months of telling them all your secrets do you realizeā¦
ā¦they've never actually told you anything about themselves.