Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > The Treehouse
Reload this Page Emotional or emotionless?

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

The Treehouse For the everyday ramblings of the masses.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old June 17th, 2013 (07:38 PM).
Sableye~'s Avatar
Sableye~
Back to PC~
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
Took a while to come up with a relevant title.

You have two options.

1. All of your emotions will be removed. You won't be able to feel sadness, anger, hurt, etc. But you also will never be happy again. Always neutral.

2. All of your emotions will be stronger than they should. One extreme or the other, in short. You'll never be neutral- always either particularly happy, sad, whatever.

Which would you pick?
__________________
I can't think of a good signature.
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old June 17th, 2013 (07:50 PM).
Kanzler's Avatar
Kanzler
naughty biscotti
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Emotionless. What I desire most in life is some consistency and certainty. I'm not dating material D: but seriously if I was emotionless I could accomplish everything I want to accomplish - except love.
__________________
#363 Spheal
Supporter Collab January 2015
mod of nothing
paired to Axeliira
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old June 17th, 2013 (09:23 PM).
Nakala Pri's Avatar
Nakala Pri
Be quiet, Astronauts!
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Nature: Naughty
I would have emotions a thousand times over. The pain and the hurt can be cured by happiness. Being neutral would mean never having a reason to smile... that is the saddest thing I have ever heard.
__________________
Revenge? Money? Revenge? Money? Revenge or money? It's so hard to choose! Oh, why should I deny myself anything? Revenge THEN money! - Dr. Eggman
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old June 17th, 2013 (10:36 PM).
Brendino's Avatar
Brendino
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BC, Canada
Age: 23
Nature: Quiet
As it is, I try and stay pretty neutral with my emotions when I can, not getting too happy, sad, or angry at any time. I would definitely miss being happy, but I'd rather not have my entire personality change by having highly prevalent emotions, especially if they're on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to usual.

I figured I would want to switch to having those emotions after a few months or years, though, but I guess I wouldn't really care at that point, haha.
__________________
Pokémon Poll of the Week #5: Literal Pocket Monsters


Moderator of Pokémon General
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old June 18th, 2013 (12:41 AM).
Harley Quinn's Avatar
Harley Quinn
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Quote originally posted by ⊗Slenderman⊗:
2. All of your emotions will be stronger than they should. One extreme or the other, in short. You'll never be neutral- always either particularly happy, sad, whatever.
This already applies to me in the first place and I've learned to deal with it so I'll go with this one, thank you.

To choose otherwise is essentially becoming Katie Holmes.
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old June 18th, 2013 (01:29 AM).
Satoshi Ookami's Avatar
Satoshi Ookami
Memento Mori
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Abyss of Time, Great Seal
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Emotionless. I'm like that in most cases anyways so that's that.
__________________
ROM hacking FAQ - Read before asking how to play a hack. | Previous Sign 2 | Previous Sign

Anime List | PSN Trophy List
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old June 18th, 2013 (02:22 AM).
Clemps's Avatar
Clemps
I'm stuck in the bath
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: England
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
I'd rather have emotions. I don't think I want to imagine a world where nothing excites me any more. You have to take into consideration, having no emotion means no joy out of hobbies you love, or love for people.

How sad. ;_;
__________________
http://www.pokecommunity.com/signaturepics/sigpic398528_2.gif

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrClemps °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old June 18th, 2013 (02:56 AM).
Tsutarja's Avatar
Tsutarja
not so smug
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Florida
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Although I tend to be a happy person 90% of the time and don't express my emotions publicly, I will say emotional, because I do have feelings for others as well.. such as when I hear in the news stories that seem depressing and then others' reactions to those stories.

I also have emotional reactions whenever I see those close to me (even friends) in emotional pain themselves, and I can detect others' emotions easily.
__________________
Cute Snake
modpairsfamilytumblrtwittermyanimelist
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old June 18th, 2013 (03:01 AM).
Talli's Avatar
Talli
Tsunderes forever
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dragontopia island
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Naughty
I would rather be emotionless as I can't handle them most of the time.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old June 18th, 2013 (04:05 AM).
Limerent's Avatar
Limerent
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
I'd rather live with emotions. Living without sadness or depression would be great, but living without happiness? That wouldn't be living. I'd only hope I could control my increased feelings during unhappy or stressful times (like now). It's funny, In the past I would have given you a different answer.
__________________
Want to lose brain cells? What do you do? Alcohol, heroin, repeatedly bashing your head against a brick wall? Try tumblr
Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old June 18th, 2013 (04:17 AM).
Kura's Avatar
Kura
twitter.com/kuraberrym
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Horsham, UK (orig. Toronto, Canada)
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Nature: Serious
Quote originally posted by Gym Leader Rozu:
I would have emotions a thousand times over. The pain and the hurt can be cured by happiness. Being neutral would mean never having a reason to smile... that is the saddest thing I have ever heard.
This. Even though it already happens during a period LOL.. I think I could deal with PMS all the time, maybe I might become more stressed out and a bit taxing on others if I fail to keep it under control, but at least I wont be a sociopath.
__________________
~Yuugiou Fan~
~Kamen Rider Fan~
♡(´・ω・`)LOVE! ☆
Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old June 18th, 2013 (04:39 AM).
Overlord Drakow's Avatar
Overlord Drakow
-CONQUERER
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hell
Nature: Serious
To lose your emotions is to lose your humanity.

With that being said, I'll keep mine. I'm a raging lunatic anyway so it's all good!
__________________
"Power through ambition." - Overlord Drakow
Forum Set // Pair
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old June 18th, 2013 (04:40 AM).
Broken_Arrow's Avatar
Broken_Arrow
Paper plane~
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dragons Nest~
Gender: Female
Nature: Careful
Send a message via Skype™ to Broken_Arrow
why do i have the picture of



emotional is what is
__________________
A Caterpie may change into a Butterfree, but the heart that beats inside remains the same.
Brock – Pokemon

Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old June 18th, 2013 (06:19 AM).
shenanigans's Avatar
shenanigans
slowest bicycle
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Manchester
Gender: Male
I think that some people answering this question may be doing so under the assumption that, should you pick the emotional option, the happy and sad sides of it will split 50/50. In reality that doesn't have to be the case - the fact that you're able to feel such happiness should inspire you to spend more of your time happy and in the end I feel you'd actually spend far more time on the positive side than the negative. So, uh, yeah - that please.

Quote originally posted by BlahISuck:
if I was emotionless I could accomplish everything I want to accomplish
Genuine curiosity here; if you had no emotions to reward you when you achieve something (the satisfaction that comes from a hard task, the enjoyment of the benefits which it brings, the pride of doing something great, etc) then why would you want to accomplish anything at all?
__________________
travellin' swallowin' dramamine
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old June 18th, 2013 (07:38 AM).
Axeliira's Avatar
Axeliira
Buoysel is best 🍐
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Emotionless, because I'm already emotional and have been for years.

I do know that it will affect my outcome, the same outcome as being emotional. I'm not going to be crying, laughing, smiling. I'm going to be a robot with no feelings whatsoever. Emotions are painful to me and I would rather...not have that.
__________________
How did the young survive? We're never satisfied, only if I could listen.









Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old June 18th, 2013 (08:03 AM).
Powerserge's Avatar
Powerserge
The Imminent Victor
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
I really like....errr....being in love so....errrr.....yeah.....emotional......heh......
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old June 18th, 2013 (08:38 AM).
Kanzler's Avatar
Kanzler
naughty biscotti
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Quote originally posted by Razor Leaf:
Genuine curiosity here; if you had no emotions to reward you when you achieve something (the satisfaction that comes from a hard task, the enjoyment of the benefits which it brings, the pride of doing something great, etc) then why would you want to accomplish anything at all?
Numbers and figures, brother. More more more more more. Besides, negative emotions hold me back.

Okay, if we look at psychology, drive comes best from intrinisic motivation, which comes from pleasure, which renders this thread nary a discussion at all. So we're all taking a bit of liberty from that definition. I think it would be kinda cool if I could really develop the Vulcan side of Spock though. Just that cold rationalism would come into use often.
__________________
#363 Spheal
Supporter Collab January 2015
mod of nothing
paired to Axeliira
Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old June 18th, 2013 (08:57 AM).
Ephemeral Euphoria's Avatar
Ephemeral Euphoria
Void Walker
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Error - Location Not Found
Nature: Quiet
I'd go with being emotionless without question, because I feel like I get frustrated way too easily and to say it's a pain to deal with is quite the understatement tbh.
__________________
Chirp.
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old June 18th, 2013 (09:38 AM).
AdrianD's Avatar
AdrianD
Competitive Trainer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
I wear my emotions on my sleeve. Cant help it
__________________
X- 2406 5987 8799
PS3 - Mkeborn87
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old June 18th, 2013 (09:44 AM).
Boomburst's Avatar
Boomburst
iconic
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: UK
Gender: Male
Nature: Rash
My emotions are like a insane chimp inside me and I sometimes let him out at the worst times. While it does sound rather morbid, I would prefer having no emotions.

I can cope with being neutral, in fact I don't mind being neutral. It makes me feel like I have the best control of my body.

Plus no panic attacks!
__________________

TYRANNASNORE.
REVIEW BLOG.
ASK.FM
Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old June 18th, 2013 (10:23 AM).
Sweets Witch's Avatar
Sweets Witch
I just love ham jerky.
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Old People Community, USA
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Emotions, definitely. I'm in a good mood 99% of the time so it would be great to have those feeling amplified. The crushing disappointment and sadness during that other 1% would be absolutely nothing.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old June 18th, 2013 (11:17 AM).
awolfsquared's Avatar
awolfsquared
Not wearin glasses.I wanna look awesome.
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: St.Louis,Missouri
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Send a message via Skype™ to awolfsquared
I'm gonna say emotional. I'm generally happy most of the time so I don't mind my happiness being amplified. And I can't see myself not being happy. Sure I can be angry at times, but my anger normally doesn't last long so I'm thinking my happiness would out weigh that anger.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old June 19th, 2013 (07:45 AM).
diab_low's Avatar
diab_low
#SmashingTheMaroons
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
I would have emotions because that is what defines us from being humans than machines.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old June 19th, 2013 (12:38 PM).
ryuzakix7's Avatar
ryuzakix7
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Gender: Male
Emotions. There are no people without emotions..
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old June 24th, 2013 (05:01 PM).
Brynjolf's Avatar
Brynjolf
It's so overt it's covert
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: The Ragged Flagon
Gender: Female
Quote originally posted by Drakow:
To lose your emotions is to lose your humanity.

With that being said, I'll keep mine. I'm a raging lunatic anyway so it's all good!
I agree!

How the heck can you enjoy life without emotion? Sadness and pain are a part of life, too.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 12:35 PM.