The singer-songwriter has penned songs like 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' and 'I Knew You Were Trouble', thought to be about her famous ex-boyfriends, who have included Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor Kennedy.
"To me it's just writing songs the way I always have," Swift told US Elle.
"It's me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn't understand, writing a song, and understanding it better.
"If people want to dissect the lyrics, that's their right, but it's all coming from the exact same place as where I started. It's just something I do to feel better."
Of her attitude to break-ups, she added: "If something's done, it's done. I don't think I've ever yelled at an ex-boyfriend. Ever. I'm not a yeller. I'm not a fit thrower."
Asked about rumours linking her to high-profile men, Swift said: "I'm sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumour it would say I'm chasing somebody who doesn't like me as much as I like him - people love that angle on me.
"They're like, 'Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys'. I never chase boys. They don't like it!"
Swift appeared to direct an insult at One Direction star Styles by putting on an English accent during her rendition of 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' at the Grammys.
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