View Full Version : Expressing emotions

June 22nd, 2007, 1:12 AM
So do you think that you have difficulties expressing emotions, if so what emotions usually? Is it sadness, anger, love emotions etc? I, myself usually am not so good of letting ppl know what's boiling inside of my head. I bottle up almost every emotion I have up to jelousy, anger, sadness and even the good emotions like love. Well it's logical to understand why a person would hide emotions such as anger or jelaousy from others; it's in order to protect those who are important to him/her. Though it usually brings nothing but trouble, it's better if you let know the ppl you love if something bothers in order to fix what is wrong. Of course that's not always possible.. but still. If you let someone know what's wrong with you then just maybe you'll have a chance to correct what is wrong..

I also mentioned that ppl also hide the 'good' emotions, like love. Well that usually occurs coz ppl are afraid to get rejected and ppl also tend to be afraid that they might sound stupid if they showed how they feel towards a certain person. I, myself go into the second category. I could also say that ppl, including myself again, should try not to be so shy and let ppl know how they feel for them freely, I mean it's pointless just to have hidden desires all the time when we all have a chance to make them true, right? So what do you think about this?

NOTE: When I say 'ppl' I mean those who have difficulties to show their feelings not all ppl in general. And when I reffer to the fact that we should change, I mean that as a friendly advice, I'm not pushing anybody.

June 22nd, 2007, 2:30 AM
Im the same, i keep them to myself unless i really eant people to know. Apart from anger though, i always let that out.

June 22nd, 2007, 4:50 AM
I'm the complete opposite. I pout for a while, and once a person asks me what's wrong, I rant for 10 minutes on what's wrong without taking a breath of fresh air. I do it so much, I've gotten good at it ._.

Do yeah I'm like one of those poppers at new years. I explode in your face if you distract me from pouting XO

June 22nd, 2007, 11:25 AM
I normally just bottle up my feelings when I'm around people, showing them only my happiness. I do it so good that most people don't know when I'm sad. I usually only show love towards someone if I receive it first, otherwise I stay quiet.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 23rd, 2007, 8:45 AM
I never ever show when I'm depressed, which I am now. But most of the time I'm never in the mood


June 23rd, 2007, 11:39 AM
Dude, I suck at expressing how I feel...Uh, I think I might be unipolar (Yes, it excists!), and I constantly have the same pissed off expression on my face as I normally would, even when I'm in a great mood xD

I get depressed, but I hardly show it; I'm not one of those people who tries to bring others down by speading my miserable attitude onto them =/

Plus, even when something terrible happens, I'm always the first to try and make light of the situation, which isn't always such a good thing...

Like...The time I went to one of my uncle's relatives funerals, and wouldn't stop laughing at every random thought that popped into my head, and people looked at me like I was insane xD

June 23rd, 2007, 11:52 AM
I usually do a good job of hiding my feelings if I'm mad. Because I generally don't like to talk about things right away. However if someone is making me mad and doesn't stop it, I let them know I'm mad. Because aftera while I can't take it :[

Sadness though, I don't hide well at all. Everyone knows if I'm sad, no matter how hard I try to hide it. I really don't like talking about my feelings too much so I try not express them.

June 23rd, 2007, 12:07 PM
i am very expressive, the only problem is it tend to freak some people out so i have to tone it down alot. most noticeable is when i am angry i hiss at people or annoyed at this one person who standing beside me i snapped my teeth at him but i think he was too distracted with some girl across the room to notice anything else

June 23rd, 2007, 12:18 PM
i can show anger sadness joy and all of em really well.. i dont like talking about my feelings cuz i feel like a idiot if they dont understand... so i dont talk about it

Dawg 2005
June 30th, 2007, 5:38 PM
I don't show any emotions (except for happiness, and the usual everyday stuff) if I don't want to talk about it.

Now, if I like someone, it's extremely obvious, it's pathetic. XD But I've actually learned to hide it. Now no one can figure out anything.

June 30th, 2007, 6:45 PM
I mostly just act happy most of the time.. If some friends really know me, then they can tell if I'm mad/sad but that's a total of maybe four people.

July 1st, 2007, 1:18 AM
Some people canv tell when i'm sad or something. But only the friends that know me quite well. Even then i don't like to tell them what it is I just want to be left on my own to get on with it.

Emotions like anger I can hide to everyone.

July 3rd, 2007, 12:15 PM
I keep my emotions to myself.
If I get too sad, I'll slit my wrists and call the emo bus. If I get too happy, I just stand there.

I'm mostly calm and collected.

Mint Mojito
July 3rd, 2007, 4:13 PM
Meh, I'm really bad at expressing anger.

Probably none of my friends have ever seen me angry, maybe a bit aggravated, and a bit hurtful-ish, but never actually angry, though no one really expresses anger, but I just do it all in my head.

July 3rd, 2007, 5:11 PM
I think a lot of people here can attest to what happens when I get frustrated or angry over the Internet. It usually takes weeks, even months, to neutralise, counting how long people take to get over it.

July 3rd, 2007, 5:14 PM
I have two sides one when I'm around others and the other side is when I'm alone
When I'm with others I don't speak at all my teachers all try to make me speak even though I wont I just dont want to me picked on if I say something incorrect

When I'm alone I let me emotions burst out screaming and hitting my head on the wall (Litteraly)

July 4th, 2007, 8:52 AM
I think I get my emotions across pretty clearly most of the times. When I get really angry and or incredibly frustrated, I've been known to bite a few heads off. And if there's no one else to take my anger out on, I take a few jabs at the nearest plushies available. I know it's probably not best way to handle things but I can't control myself when I go over the top. Apart from that, yep, I'm well behaved. ^-^

July 5th, 2007, 6:29 AM
I can never seem to sincerely say thank you, which makes a lot of problems at Christmas =/

July 8th, 2007, 9:00 AM
I kinda dont like showing LOVE expression and also jealousy but I ALWAYS show my angry emotions just so the person gets the message to leave me alone before the dragon in me roars:P

July 8th, 2007, 6:15 PM
We all express emotions, one way or another. There are just some people who are better at noticing than others.

As for me, the emotion I have difficulty expressing is affection. When I like you, I will hurt you. o.o

Jack O'Neill
July 8th, 2007, 7:26 PM
I have severe difficulty expressing any emotions other than happiness or anger.

July 9th, 2007, 10:23 PM
I'm constantly bottling up my emotions most of the time, like sadness, and anger; there's only been a few occasions where I have shown anger. I rarely tell anyone if anything's wrong with me, even though I get told to do it. Most of the time I try to cover those emotions up, by pretending to be happy and stuff; but lately it hasn't been working and I've sort of let myself go. Most of the time I deal with my emotions by myself.

July 10th, 2007, 3:44 PM
" What are these...'emotions' you speak of?"

July 12th, 2007, 9:41 PM
I keep my rage,demons and depression bottled up inside.

I wish I didn't have to, though. I just don't want the people who love me to be sad or dissapointed or anything. My mom's one of those happy-go-damn-lucky, optimistic, happiness philosiphers so like... I kinda need to keep it all in.

My friends know, though. In fact, they call me Emo. A lot.

beauty. proletariat
July 12th, 2007, 10:25 PM
i really dont know how to express love, i have great empathy.. But, i dont know how to show it...

Shining Salamence
July 15th, 2007, 12:31 AM

anyone who expresses emotions gets called emo

and frankly i don't care if anyone calls me that anymore.

if i ever need to express emotions, i will, because last time i bottled them up, i ended up having a huge breakdown in the lunchroom and started yelling at everyone. ;_;

July 15th, 2007, 7:59 AM
i express my emotions realy well if i a mad at some one like my cousin when he stole my diamond when ever he wants to do some thing that i said or wants to get some thing that i have i scream in his face and make him regred(sp?) that he stole my diamond if i am sad i just go to bed and when some one comes and say whats wrong i act sadder(is this even a word?) so i get what i want or make them bored to death lol

July 17th, 2007, 5:20 AM
I express two emotions: excitedhappyYAYYYY and pissed off.

Vavavoom ♣
July 17th, 2007, 10:29 AM
I only express my emotions by doing some stuff...

July 19th, 2007, 8:28 PM
Expressing anger for me is EASY.Others,not so much.

July 20th, 2007, 7:47 PM

I keep my feelings bottled up around my parents, but once I can talk to my friends, I spill everything. Sometimes. It really depends on the circumstances.

And I've got Psyche-Locks on certain things. Such as who I like. Unless I'm around my ((very few)) man-friends. And my lady-friends who I don't have crushes on seem to weed it out of me. Curse you, question game... ._.;;;;

Yes, I'm a Phoenix Wright freak.

August 4th, 2007, 2:23 AM
I have more of a problem with hiding my emotions than showing them. This especially occurs with happiness, sadness, and amusement. If something tragic affects me, I can easily become a crybaby. When I feel good, I can't help but smile. If something odd or funny happens, I have a hard time preventing myself from laughing--even if it's just a snicker. Sometimes--especially in the last case--that comes by as rather rude or mean, but...

Anger is something I tend to compromise with rather than bottle up or express... and besides, I only express anger with objects, not people...

As for love... I think that's the only emotion I can suppress when I feel it for a real person. Of course, I hardly ever feel that emotion in that situation, so how would I know... However, I have a hard time hiding love for a fictional character, specifically one of my creation...