Is Being An Emotional Person Bad?

India
August 25, 2009 9:42pm CST
Somebody on Mylot accused me of being an emotional person. I stopped for a while to think, if that was bad, to be emotional. Emotions like anger,love, ,jealousy,desires,greed, affections etc are found mostly in human beings. May be animals have emotions too, i dont know. Now if someone is emotional, it means he is expressing his feelings, either negatively or positvely. A person who doesnt react to any situation is less of a human being and more of an animal. Tiger's dont pity for killing its prey. If a man remains silent and stoic to abuses, insults, jealousy, arrogance etc etc, then that man is either a man with no self respect or one who is willing to trade his honour and dignity for anything. Mylotters plz comment, Is being an emotional person, either men or women, a bad quality to possess?
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32 responses
• United States
26 Aug 09
To be an emotional person, is to be human. I do believe someone can be overly emotional, I tend to call them drama queens. :) It all depends on the person. Someone who is having a bad day can overreact to a comment that day but have the same comment said on another day and have a completely different reaction that's not emotional. If you understand what I'm writing. Another thought, If a person is very introverted their going to claim someone who is extroverted is an emotional person because their not use to showing their emotions like that. In other words everyone is different if you like that you are an emotional person and feel that's what separates you from being an animal then live it up! Forget about the other guy/gal who has difficulty expressing him/herself the way you do.
• United States
26 Aug 09
your animal comment made me LOL...
• United States
26 Aug 09
Glad I could amuse you :)
• India
26 Aug 09
Yes some people over react and u have used the right word for such people. To be emotional is human. thx
@seanbryan (351)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Aug 09
Hi there! Being emotional for me is just simply showing what you feel. Myself is so transparent of whatever emotions i have and it seems good than suppressing it, it might cause failure or even attacks on severe cases. Though sometimes we need to control some like anger so as not to hurt people around us. I don't see any negative side being an emotional person except when you are hurting somebody else's feelings without any justifiable reason at all.
• India
26 Aug 09
Yes there is nothig wrong in beig emotional. but we must be careful that we dont over do it...thx
• United States
26 Aug 09
Its perfectly normal to be emotional. if we didn't have any feeling for anything i don't think the human race would of gotten as far as we have.
• United States
27 Aug 09
No it really isn't that bad. It's only human to have emotions
• India
26 Aug 09
Emotion is not a bad quality or characteristic of a person. If a person has no emotions, do you expect that person to be a good or kind? NO. A person with no emotion is call a stone-hearted person. Because of emotions we have friends, families and fellowmen. Without emotion none of these things will exist. Everything is required. But like every coin has two side to be a real coin. Everything in this world has two sides. Even if emotions are necessary to be a human too much of it is not good. Being too much emotional wall impair you way of thinking or perceiving things when you are emotional, which may lead to unwanted or unnecessary actions which will be regretted. Bottom line being emotional in not a bad quality, but letting ourselves to be taken over by our emotion is a bad quality.
• India
27 Aug 09
ys some emotions are good and they reflect kindness and compassion.... but the problme nd pain comes when the same is not reciprocated by the receiver thx
• India
27 Aug 09
So your problem is someone is not reciprocating to your emotions..eh Just stay kool, and try not to expect too much, then you won't get very disappointed. In that way your emotional gates will not be opened and you won't be flooded with your emotions. BTW looks like you got a girl problem...
@indybaty (374)
• Panama
26 Aug 09
I believe that being an emotional person isnt good. But it isnt bad either. It just is. Thats what we are has humans and what differents us from animals.. our ability to think, and to feel. Its not good to be a rock and pretend that you dont feel or you dont care, because as people and as a commune we have to express who we are and what we are as well.. its also not good to have your emotions take the best of you in a situation were it could have been dealt with more reasoning than anything else. So nothing wrong with being emotional... just keep it balanced.
• India
26 Aug 09
U seem confused. Being emotional is natural. ONly that we shouldnt go over board...thx
@indybaty (374)
• Panama
26 Aug 09
hehehe nope! not confused, understod completely. Balancing emotions counts as well, or as you said, not to go overboard... to me that is keeping it balanced, I apologize though if maybe I wasnt clear though.. thaks for the help :D
@gmode8 (60)
• United States
1 Sep 09
No it is not a bad thing. But when a person is overly emotional people often just don't know how to react to them. Everyone hates having to walk on egg shells around someone. Often being too emotional is bad for the emotional person. We (I am that way too) can be hurt so easily and feel the pain so deeply. We can become attatched too quickly too. Here on the net I have learned that having a thick skin pays off. You certainly should never take things seriously from people you don't even know and probably never will
• India
1 Sep 09
Ironically the very person who accused of being an emotional person has also commented on this topic. Read comment number 34
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I wonder why someone would say that to you? Have they met you before? Anyway, I think it's good to have emotions. It means you are human. However, I do think that some people can get too emotional over things. I guess it just depends on what the topic or situation is and how emotional the person gets. No one wants to be around someone who is an "emotional train wreck".
• India
1 Sep 09
The very persom who said i am an emotional person has also commented on this topic. Read comment number 34
• United States
28 Aug 09
I think being emotional is a very special trait to possess. Granted, yes it can be a bad trait it jsut depends on how you use it. I am a very emotional person as well, especially compared to my boyfriend and sometimes I am too emotional. And when that happens, it usually never ends very well. But just like everything being emotional has to be used in moderation and if for some reason it can't be, then you just need to learn to control it. I don't think its a bad trait though, it just depends on how you control it and use it.
• India
28 Aug 09
Yes being too emotional is not called for.. It can be irritating.. but normal emotions are ok thx
@srganesh (6349)
• India
27 Aug 09
As you have told,we are humans and we have to have emotions and should express it time to time.But nothing should go so far to be too much.Why should we express ourselves to scare others?We shall play it wise when it comes to expressing.Yes!We should express our emotions but that should not be meant to lose our temper.Cheers!
• India
27 Aug 09
Yes emotions are part of human life.. u cant detach from it.while some exhibit it more than others. thx
@coop7172 (18)
• United States
27 Aug 09
it depends on the situation and the person. i have met people who seem to be mad and upset about something new everyday. that doesnt seem like a great way to live, but hey. if you feel like you are on a roller coaster everyday with your emotions, it could be that you are an emotional person
• India
27 Aug 09
uncontrolled emotions are nt good... good emotions does have good results tx
@whyiswyh (170)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Being emotional is not bad but it is always bad to show negative emotions. Normally negative emotions make other dislike another person. So try to balance up yourself if you are too emotional. It is not a bad trait but not a likable ones. Try to convince yourself that there is a better way to handle the situation so that you won't be viewed as negative. Self-control can help you to be perceive by other as good but anyway if you really feel you need to show it by all means you do it. There is no1 to gauge you except yourself.Happy Mylotting :D
• India
27 Aug 09
Yes negative emotions are dangerous and cam cause irrepairable damage good emotions are acceptable thx
• Australia
26 Aug 09
Personaly I prefer a person who shows his feeling than a rock! I agree that sometimes too much for a guy is a bit weird because of the old fashioned image of the guy we still have (the one that is not suppose to cry, not suppose to be romantic etc...) but now, everything has changed! So no definitly no, it is not bad to be emotional, even for a guy!
• India
27 Aug 09
yes some one who shows his feelings is much better than someone who u call a rock... its irritating to speak to someone who never shows any reactions, good or bad thx
• United States
26 Aug 09
To have, feel and show emotions is a part of being a human being. If one doesn't feel emotions that one pretty much has no life left in them. However there is a difference to feeling an emotion and showing it. The good or bad part comes with how we control our emotions. Having an emotion is not in itself right or wrong, however if that emotion causes us to behave in a bad or wrong way then that is wrong. The key then is how we control ourselves and our emotions. Many will assert that emotions can't be controlled, and that may be so, however our reaction to our emotions is something we can all control is we choose to and work hard enough to do it.
• India
27 Aug 09
to feel and love fellow human beings is part of human nature... it cant be taken out of anyone.. its only that some people express it openly while others do it secrety thx
• India
26 Aug 09
having emotions and being emotional are two different things... a emotional person is a threat to everyone... it is definitely a bad quality to possess .. but i dont really think it is wise for anyone to judge you because of your responses here... so my first advice dont let them tell you who you are.. but if you know for sure you are an emotional person you might do this a lot... get angry and cry.. being emotional is bad as such but i know an emotional girl is a very very bad equation mainly because it is easy to exploit such people.. very rarely will such people be able ti make their decisions bravely... they will be influenced easily by others and most decisions turn out to be wrong... and it is mainly because of this fact that a term called EQ has been introduced while evaluating people...take some tests online to know your EQ... you may or maynot believe it but your intelligence is directly related to your emotions and they are inversely proportional.. but finding a balance between ruthlessness and a very emotional being is in our hands...
• India
27 Aug 09
Yes negative emotions can be dangerous and destructive... but postive emotions can be useful and its human too thx
@dawnald (84060)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Aug 09
I'm a very logical person and I find it frustrating when I get an emotional response to a logical problem. On the other hand, more emotional people get frustrated with logical responses to what they think requires an emotional response. Neither is bad, it's just the way people are. Hopefully we can all figure out how to get along with one another. :-)
• India
27 Aug 09
it may not be true alsways. i am a logical person too and answer those that need logical answers logically... but when sometimes i feel that people see my other than what i am, i get really hurt... when people dont see the goodness in me it hurts even more ,,, but may be its like that with everyone..thx
@metschica25 (5411)
• United States
26 Aug 09
Hello! I dont think it is bad , but it at times is not easy . Yes, I would know because I wear my heart on my sleeve and I am the girl with the big heart that has got that heart broken . I wouldnt change because that is who I am and I wish the world was just a little sweeter . There are however extreams in all feelings and that is when it can get bad and rule you life.
• India
27 Aug 09
yes the biggest emotions is the pain of being rejected. I like a girl dearly,, but when i dont see the same postive response from her it hurts me badly.... i love people a lot generally. But some how i get only abuses and suspicions in return... how painful thx
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
26 Aug 09
There's a fine line between being emotional and being a drama queen/king. I'm an emotional person, I love deeply, I feel all the emotions deeply. At times I have let those emotions carry me away, namely, I over-react or let anger carry me to near rage. I've learned, over time, that your emotions can lead to poor judgement and they impress no one. Out of control emotions do nothing to enhance who you are and can make you ill, they drain your spirit. Yes emotions seem to be a human characteristic, belive it or not, animals have them to but to a lesser degree. They love, they grieve, they fear, they anger. Yes when a tiger kills it's prey, it doesn't feel pity, if it did, it wouldn't survive nor would it's offspring. Pity isn't found in the animal world. Humans, fortunately can feel pity, thus we have charities to help the poor and disadvantaged. Being emotional isn't a bad thing, so long as you don't use it to get your way or let the emotions lead you to wrong decisions. Maturity and knowing yourself will guide you to learn to use emotions in the most beneficial way.
• India
27 Aug 09
yes dramatists are the ones who bring a bad name to genuine emotionsits hehe... yes true and genuine emotions are good if used in the right sense thx
@underdogy (701)
• Thailand
26 Aug 09
I don't see any negativity whatsoever for being emotional or considered it to be a bad quality to posses As a human being, we are susceptible to different feelings (anger, jealousy-endless list we have here). If someone insults you in front of a large crowd, will you do nothing? If you walk out or you retaliate shows you were affected, thus being emotional. I guess we can't be really human if we can't feel anything towards something whether good or bad.
• India
27 Aug 09
yes emotions per se is not bad... some negative emotions are bad and destructive... thx
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
It is ok to be emotional but not to the point that you hurt other people's feelings.
• India
26 Aug 09
yes true, some emotions can hurt others.. and thats not good thx for ur response
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
About your topic, it is not bad to be emotional. My mother is an emotional person so I think being emotional is not bad after all, but being too emotional is really sick I do not like that kind of person.
• India
26 Aug 09
yes too much of emotion is irritating.. thx for ur response
@Archie0 (4674)
26 Aug 09
I think yes it is very bad actually.I am a emotional person i have it a lot into me. Being emotional people take advantage and if you being too generous people make use of it.i have gone through all this, i have got hurt and being into depression a lot.This being into emotional thing has taken a lot from me till today.
• India
26 Aug 09
yes ur right.. emotions has its demerits too.. people will exploit it for their benefit... so controlled emotions is very necessary thx