OMG! The first time that I have heard this question from my BFC (Best Friend Cousin), I was intimidated. Was I? I also haven't asked myself yet (that time). And why is she asking such question when she knows almost everything about me? I made a deep reflection about it and become aware of how I share my feelings, too. I share the stories to people close to me but not my emotion. I, myself, am passive with challenges (or negativity) in life. I am good at ignoring the negative feelings and even people. And I am fine with it.
And this is one of the most appreciated gestures from my BFC. She understands my silence and as always, she wants to bring out the deepest emotions of mine... By the way, we are also different in so many ways. My normal mood is serious while she's wacky (most of the times). But RESPECT, LOVE and TRUST was engraved deeply for each other.
Thence, if only the stories are being shared, we also ask more for the emotion... :)