The individual in question might be overly logical about the situation to the extent of being unable to genuinely feel anything. In this case, there doesn't seem to be confusion; rather, it's a person who has consciously set aside their feelings, perhaps at the expense of something else. This aligns with the aspect of "being stuck/restricted."
Receiving the 8 of Swords for someone's feelings isn't an ideal scenario in my view.
Alternatively, consider this interpretation:
When experiencing intense feelings for someone, such as passionate love, and feeling desperate and stuck due to the inability to act on those emotions as in the case of unrequited love, I often encounter the 8 of Swords as a representation of those feelings.
Ultimately, you'll need to decide which interpretation resonates more in the given context. 🌟