Do you easily show emotion?

United States
May 2, 2007 4:07pm CST
I'm being told that I have a problem because I don't easily show emotion. You can never tell by looking at me just what type of mood I'm in, if I'm happy, or sad. I just let things build up until I explode and then it just comes out all wrong, sometimes even bad..I don't think this is healthy behavior. Do you have this problem? Do you think it's unhealthy?
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
2 May 07
Hello,dedicated_28, i do not like to show emotions to other people,especially if I am not happy,honestly I would like to hide the unhappiness,i just do not want to affect other people's mood as well just because of me, honestly i think it is better to vent your anger or unhappiness rather than hide it.
• United States
2 May 07
Yeah it does feel better to vent a little bit, if only I could do it a little more. Thanks.
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@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
2 May 07
I am actually the oppsosite. I can't seem tohold any emotion in. People always know when I am sad. My boyfriend say I cry too much, I really try hard not to but I can't help it, it just comes out. I really wish I could hold some of my emotions back.
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• United States
2 May 07
I really wish I could let some out. lol. thanks:)
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• India
3 May 07
Even i also want to hide my emotions... But my face says it all to everyone.. I cannot hide my emotions... I wish if i was like u... Anyways.. its not un-healthy at all.. thats what i feel so.. Its just the matter of ur facial expressions and the impact of the emotion on ur body... So people have this ability to hide the emotions.. I wish i had it too... Anyways.. a nice topic indeed..
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• United States
3 May 07
Maybe it's not unhealthy for me just for the person on the receiving end of my explosion. Thanks Shrenik:)
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• United States
3 May 07
lol:d
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• India
12 May 07
Thanx a lot friend.... For marking me as the best response..
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@listen2me (511)
• United States
3 May 07
yes i do. when somethings wrong you can see it on my face, i cant hide my facial expressions very well, or my body manerisms, if i think you're doing me something wrong or unagreeable to me i have to say something about it.
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• United States
4 May 07
Yeah, don't take any s**t! Thanks:)
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 May 07
I'm the oppisite of you, i can't keep my emotions inside, If i am upset as much as i try to keep it all inside it usually bursts out!! i wish i could hold it in, sometimes its not good timing! Like if i have to do a job, and i'm upset, and crying omg. that's not cool! I dont think its healthy to hold it all in all the time, but it's usefull to be able to hold it in untill the time is convienient! Even if i mangage to not cry, people can always tell by the look on my face if something is wrong, even if i dont thi nk my face is looking any different then usual! It has taken me off guard many times when people have been able to read my by my facial expressions. I dont like it but i guess its a good quality to have some of the time.. I wish i was more like you :)
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• United States
3 May 07
I doubt it because after you hold it in all the time it eventually builds up and turns into rage. Imagine feeling that way all of the time. Thanks:)
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
3 May 07
I'm just the opposite, sometimes I'm too emotional. I'm a big softy. I cry at the drop of a hat. I have been able to get some control over it but I still cry a lot more than I should.
• United States
3 May 07
yeah, that can't be good either. thanks
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• Finland
2 May 07
I have same kind of problem. I have been raised by the way that men don't show feelings. There are times that it is good, but not altimes. I don't think that my problem is that I keep all bad feelings inside my, but I also keep some good feelings inside too and that is bad. It is real hard to me to say something nice to some girl that I would like. I think it is just that I am still that little child and I think that men don't show feeling, because it is a sign of a weekness. My problem isn't so strong anymore and I can sometimes say something goos. And I can surely show to everybody when I am feeling great, partly because I hide bad feeling and look like I have normal or good day even when I don't have.
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• United States
3 May 07
I can definately relate. Thanks:)
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• United States
4 Jun 07
I'm not sure if you can tell whether I have trouble showing emotion or not. I am usually about as emotive as a rock, but some few people can get me to open up. You being one of them. I love you honey and you are nothing resembling cold. I understand all too well how difficult it is to have people understand what and how you feel.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Hi scottie. I don't think you have any problem at all showing emotion, sometimes you use other little ways to attempt to deal with it or not deal with it, either way. i am able to see right through all of it though. i love you baby.
@msjigga (866)
• United States
15 May 07
I only show emotion if a problem arise with my children or someone I am really close to. I am not an openly emotional person I get angry but I was always taught never let them see you sweat.
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• United States
18 May 07
Now see, the one thing u will see from me is anger. i tend to blow up at the most horrible times, thanks:)
@juicebox (107)
• United States
4 May 07
I don't show emotions easily at all. People look at me and think I'm mad all the time because my face is like this :| . If I'm mad, people will definitely know, but I'm usually not. I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing either.
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• United States
4 May 07
yeah, me either. Thanks:)
@janee84 (18)
• Pakistan
14 May 07
o man same is the case with me, but difference is i'm a moody kn of man. sometimes i show emotions on the spot while sometimes hide them for the right time 2 come nd when i show them its really bad!! i can't control myself..
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
12 May 07
It depends of the emotion. Beeing hurted many times, i have learnt to supress most of them.But it`s not allways possible. I am with emotional, impulsive nature and react very spontaneously sometimes. The optimal variant is balance between the two extremes.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
12 May 07
I wish I could be a little more like you, I show a lot of emotion. Sometimes I think it's good to show emotion, and sometimes it's better if you don't. It isn't good to hold everything in though. I guess I'm not sure what it better, maybe a little of both.
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@joemack (13)
• India
12 May 07
Normally I am a person who dont show much emotion,even when I am sad no one is gonna know that Iam sad, because of which my friends think that I have no tensions. Sometimes because of that I have acted weird sometimes.So I guess its better if you show some emotions but even then you shouldn't be an emotional freak
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@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
7 Jun 07
Generally I don't show my emotions, I become like a rock :D but I like to write my emotion in poems.
@pradoz (404)
• India
7 Jun 07
Im not good at hiding my emotions properly even if i wanted to....sometimes i wrongly believe that i can hide my emotions,but people easily read my emotions..Anyway hiding your emotions too much or giving away your emotions easily is not going to help you much..We should know when to show it and when to hide...lol keep up the discussion...its good