Am I too emotional?

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Last Updated: 07/17/2018 at 11:18am
Am I too emotional?
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palywaly77
May 23rd, 2015 4:42am
There is never such a thing as too emotional. Everyone is diffrent and have diffrent emotions there no such thing as too emotional
CourageousPal26
January 23rd, 2015 7:57am
Are you? Do you get mood swings? Is it just being unreasonably happy or sad about certain things? Now, is that a bad thing? People show emotions to let others know what they feel. If you cry a lot during a funeral or even for your bad grades, I think that's perfectly fine. As long as you understand that things happen and you shouldn't take everything so seriously that it robs the fun out of things, then it's fine. Being someone who have a general positive outlook on life and is expressive seems like a fun person to hang around.
Anonymous
February 8th, 2015 8:48am
I tend to think that there's no clear definition of what is "too emotional." If you feel like your emotions are coming between you and your goals, then perhaps it is time to take a closer look at them.
LilyFlowers
May 5th, 2015 6:22am
Too emotional in what context? In general? Past hurts can affect us in the future and we can be seen as 'too emotional' but it's only because we have too much on our plate.
brightWhisper35
May 7th, 2015 5:55pm
I am but then who isn't? :) The thing about emotions is that people react to situations differently. If you show more of your feelings than another person needn't necessarily mean that you are overflowing with emotions or that the other person is an ice king/ ice queen.
freefall07
June 7th, 2015 4:05am
Too emotional could be described better for example sensitive. It's okay to be sensitive. There's a difference in how sensitive everyone is. If you are bothered by it then you could always learn how to express your emotions differently. Everyone should be happy with how they express their emotions. Comfort is a good thing.
Demetria1213
July 6th, 2015 9:47pm
In my opinion, it is hard to be to emotional. Don't label yourself to be that way! Instead try to focus on the positives going on in your life! Emotions are a great part of life depending on what you are feeling.
Anonymous
July 13th, 2015 7:05pm
Everyone can be emotion at any time. Emotion and events effect everyone differently. You are the only one that can judge how emotional how are toward an event.
towardaquietmind
July 28th, 2015 10:36pm
Personally I think we are all on a spectrum. Some of us naturally share more of our emotions than others. Thank is OK. Its part of being different. What seems important to me is whether the emotions are appropriate, whether we share the appropriate amount, and whether we share at the appropriate times. Feeling 'too emotional' could be a sign to ourselves (and to others) that there is an underlying problem or issue that we need to address in order to stay healthy.
JusKeepSwimming7
February 15th, 2016 4:49am
Feeling emotions is completely natural and everyone is different,so I don't think there can be such a thing as being 'too emotional'.
SweetMango111
October 3rd, 2016 1:20pm
What does it mean to be too emotional? Can one be too mental? Can one be too physical? Remember, one cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. It shows you are in touch with your emotions and feelings and that is what we need more on this planet. Just a matter of having the right mental state to prevent unnecessary suffering. Follow your feelings, your heart and everything will fall into place;)
adaptiveSunrise22
June 27th, 2017 3:45am
Are you too emotional? Maybe, maybe not. Emotions in moderation are really important. Emotions are like guideposts that direct us vague directions to progress as people. They clue us in to our gut instincts about what is safe, happy, and healthy for us. Listen to your emotions, because they can guide your life to be more fulfilling. Use emotions and analytical thought together to make decisions in your life, you need the heart and the brain to work in harmony together.
RainLover
May 28th, 2018 1:47pm
No, you are not. There is no such thing as too emotional person. Also, there is a possibility that you simply might be a highly sensitive person and that's completely fine.
BlankaM
July 17th, 2018 11:18am
Sometimes I let things get personal to me, which means that my responses are therefore affected and may be shaped by my emotions. This means that I might say things or act in a certain way I didn't originally intend to.