Are you too emotional?

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@polachicago (19143)
United States
April 3, 2008 6:43pm CST
I was responding to one of my friends topic and I get red warning from Mylot. “Response contains more than the maximum allowed MyLotCode Emotes. Max is 3”.... Am I too emotional?.... Are you? Do you think that society is always teaching us to hide our emotions?..... What Mylotcode do you use the most?
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I use the big laughing one the most and I cant help what
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Apr 08
big laughing is always good.... HUGS
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Apr 08
thanks always with the smile!
@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
4 Apr 08
Hello polachicago!:-) I think being emotional is natural, at least in feelings if not in expression, to be otherwise is otherwise! Wisdom would suggest that while it's natural to have feelings and emotions, it's not advisable to give into one emotion too much. How much is too much is subjective though. I am, personally, always happy! , and always sad! . How this is possible? ask yourself! I normally use 'happy' here and have occasionally used 'lol' and rarely !
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Happy and sad is very familiar....,
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
5 Apr 08
well i think its not ur emotions but use of Smileys i have not get such warning from Mylot may be i am not emotional
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Maybe you didn't use too many emotes....
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
7 Apr 08
Well u r right i dont use any u know why as i dont know how to use them here Can u be of help
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
8 Apr 08
Thanks Got it u r so sweet
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Still don't use them... guess I'm still old school with all that stuff. Thanks Zelo
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
14 Jun 08
old school is always good...:)
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Here here sister!
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
9 May 08
Hello there sweetie. I think that I love to use this emote pretty much: . I just love the outlook there, don't know why. By the way, to answer your question on this, I think that society has made people more scared to show their emotions. This is my personal view. I see some of my female friends and some male friends too, they are scared to show their emotions, lest people label them as being 'emo' (short for emotional) and also a cry-baby. In Singapore, at least, they have this kind of stiff-upper lipped type of behavior, and it's kind of worrying me for what the future generation would be like. I love to behave the way I feel, but if I say something, people might not like to hear that. So I put on a facade and I just say what they want to hear sometimes. I find that true too here in mylot. When some people do not allow voices to be heard and views to be pointed out. But I'm no different and sometimes have fallen victims to circumstances. What is best is that life is a journey and everyday is a learning process for me. I would love to pursue studies in psychology or something; it would be a great stepping stone for me, since I'm pretty bored with Engineering line already. Have a great day, sweet.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
10 May 08
In Europe people don’t smile often. I call it “boring European expression”. Models are not allowed to be happy. When you see model pictures, they want to look like moody teenagers. You can always change or add new study field. I have degree in 3 separate and different fields.
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
11 May 08
No wonder I always see models like on the verge of depression always, ...that's a new term I learned, thanks for telling .. WOW!! You simply continues to amaze me...3 different degrees??? Alright, I'm fainting now..
@34momma (13918)
• United States
4 Apr 08
LOL you are funny! i noticed that too. I said wow, only three!!! but i don't know if i am too emtional or emotional just enough. I love to cry. I like to watch movies and shows that make me cry. I like to feel things deeply.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Apr 08
when I was younger, I was hiding my tears when watching movie, now I am prepare with tissue... HUGS
@34momma (13918)
• United States
7 Apr 08
oh i love a good cry. Sunday night tv is the best time for me to cry whle watching tv. extreme makeover home edition, i have a great cry of joy, and now with Oprah's big give even more crying. tears of joy are wonderful tears
@dpk262006 (53822)
• Delhi, India
4 Apr 08
Pola! We all who are here (means who are your friends) are all 'emotional'!!! If we were not 'emotional' we had not been here. Mylot code does help us express our emotions in a better way...but the limitation of using three codes, restrict us expressing our entire gamut of emotions. Moreover, we do not have any other way to express our emotions, except mylot code. I use 'smiley' face and 'thumps up' most of the time.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Deepak, I like your emotional respond....
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@dpk262006 (53822)
• Delhi, India
5 Apr 08
OH! Really! It feels great that you liked my 'emotional' response.:):)
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
4 Apr 08
You've lost me. How can being too emotional be a bad thing, unless the emotion is rage or anger, and knowing you polachicago. I know that wouldn't be the case.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Apr 08
anger is not my emotion of choice....
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• India
4 Apr 08
I am very emotional person..........I try to control it but in vain ..
@whittby (3073)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I am too emotional, I cry at movies, at TV programs, at school assemblies, at the national anthem performances, and on and on. I agree we're supposed to conform to a standard of behavior too. Men don't cry, when you get old you don't skip and play - well you can, but you get a look for sure, if you get confrontational, you're wrong to do it. My favorite code is !! I don't use it much, but it's definitely my favorite. I use and the most.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Apr 08
is my favorite too...
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@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
1 May 08
i just started using the emotions a little bit and i think that its great and i like the same ones that you two like!
@Cannonball (3639)
• France
18 Jun 08
Society doesn't allow emotional people because they could stop the profit mechanic by being too much human. I'm ok with a lot of my emtions but I have a problem with conflicts,I can lose my temper pretty fast if I feel harassed at work. I had to leave some companies for this reason.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
18 Jun 08
we always see different people at work, not all of them are smart...
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@mamakat (321)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I think I'm a very, very emotional person. I'd like to think people see me as a very empathetic person--well, and I guess they do because I'm the one they usually come to when they just want to talk. And I'm not afraid to break down and cry with someone if they're going through a difficult time or laugh right along with them if they are at a joyous point in their lives. I for one am sooooo looking forward to getting those last couple posts I need so I can start using those cute little smileys. It is sort of a bummer and inhibiting that we can only use three per post though. Sometimes, I just think being able to throw in a couple smiley faces can enhance a message. They just seem to do more for me than having to resort to the 'old school' emoticons. I'm just going to guess that when I'm finally able to use the emoticons here, my faves will be (I'll give the abbreviations since I can't do them yet): doh, cool, and rasp. Oh, and I don't know exactly how I'd make him fit into most discussions I've seen or replied too, but I just have to love the ninja! lol
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 May 08
I didn't know that codes are limited to 500 posts...always something to learn...
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
oh i didnt know that there was a limit for the emoticons. and its only 3? i thought that it was 5 or 6 coz 3 is few, in my opininon. i occasionally use emoticons, but not in all of my responses. well i dont really know about society since this is a free world anyway but sometimes its better to hide your emotions once in a while and only tell it to other people when it really starts to bother you or you just wanna vent. but clearly, mylot teaches us to hide our emotions by limiting the # of emoticons used to only 3! LOL
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
24 Apr 08
yes, we have to limit emotes for sure...
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
20 Apr 08
I am by nature , very emotional and really get carried away by the force of my emotions. Reason takes a back seat many times. I wish to change this and be balanced and uninvolved and unperturbed but I find it difficult. Right from my childhood I have said to have a transparent face and I wish to be less transparent. Society , does teach us to hide emotions-I feel this is why--- Many people who constitute this society hide their emotions and do plenty of lip service. Such an attitude would naturally beget a counter similar attitude. I do not use any my lot code at all.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
23 Apr 08
transparent face is safe....but I wish you can smile more often now...
@Hatley (157697)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Apr 08
I too have gone over the limit and got the red warning. So of course I had to delete two. I guess I am too emotional at that but I sort of like the little smiley things.I think it is kind of fun to add to myfeelings on something with a few emoticons. I think I use the lol one the most.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
23 Apr 08
lol is the best to use...
• India
18 Apr 08
well i am an emotional person too, and i have my ways to show it, i ont think you need to break mylot rules to show you emotions. leave it for real stuff, dont you think so, i am emotional too dear, but idont show it here.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I know what you mean....sometimes is too hard to show emotions...
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
8 Apr 08
hahaha yes you are, according to mylot just kidding I don't even use these codes it takes some time to post my comment if I do so maybe just this old pc problem I don't wear my heart on my sleeves as often anymore maybe it's life experiences or maybe you are right, the society teaches us to do that
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Yes, in most part they teach us to be introvert... I am in my sad emotions right now.
@Hatley (157697)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Apr 08
If you are so am I also as I get so teed off when my star goes up and then comes down a notch because somebody with an itchy triggerfinger dicides to give me a negative rating only because they do not agree with me and that is not fair so I am both angry and feeling a bit teary too
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Apr 08
, smile, it will change soon for better...
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I believe I am too emotional. I just can't help myself. Sometimes when I watch some movies and people cry it makes me cry. I just don't know what it is that makes me start crying. I guess I am a bit emotional. I try not to let it show, cause its funny cause my little brother knows when the movie is dealing with someone crying he would turn around and look at me and say, "Don't do it..." But it would happen. Oh well, some people just get a little emotional.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Apr 08
It is OK to be emotional... HUGS
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Shhh, Don't tell anyone but I use them all the time unless I'm being really serious. is probably the one I use the most, then . He really need a question mark above his head to finish him out.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Apr 08
yes, question mark is needed...
@7_fluffy (26)
• United States
4 Apr 08
yes i think yes society teach you to hide your.has a girl growing i was taught not to show my feeling,all i heard growing up was stop crying grow up.even now i have a male roommate,if i start to cry he'll said quit acting like a child.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Apr 08
no, no cry is very good for your heart....keep crying when you need to... HUGS