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Do you 'wear your heart on your sleeve'?

What are your thoughts about this?

By atheist8
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Not as much as I used to, but I'm not very good at hiding my emotions. If I have an emotion I express it and I think the more we are ourselves the closer we connect to others. The problem with allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in this way, is that not everyone is comfortable with it. I've found I've installed a little fence to protect it from those who might take advantage. smile001.gif

Stacey48 Level 8 Mar 24, 2018
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Nope, buried deep, locked it up, and threw away the key!

Archer Level 7 Mar 24, 2018
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Sometimes. I'm told I have a monotone type voice, so I could be very happy and few would know by the way I talk, but sometimes I do get quite emotional.

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I do and it tends to get broken a lot. But I don’t know any other way.

I'm the same, and I know how you feel smile003.gif

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What heart?

KKGator Level 9 Mar 24, 2018
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Nope, and I don't appreciate being treated like there's something wrong with that (not by you, OP--by people in my life who are more floridly demonstrative).

Just because I don't show my feelings (like you do) doesn't mean I don't feel my feelings, or that I'm "bottling" them. It means the conduits that translate my inner workings to my outer apparatus are narrower than yours. That's not a defect; that's a natural variation.

FFS, people: there's no right way to do feelings.

@AMGT I thought about including a disclaimer but I declined for the sake of brevity--and because I already mentioned natural variation and not bottling, I'd hoped those sentiment would carry over. The invisible implication is "there's no wrong way to healthily do feelings"

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No. That is not wise.

wordywalt Level 8 Mar 24, 2018
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In general, yes, but there are times when prudence or diplomacy dictates not to.

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Far to often.

Donna_I Level 7 Mar 24, 2018
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I should probably do that more often

Rudy1962 Level 9 Mar 24, 2018
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One could probably say I do. I refuse to hide my emotions.

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You bet

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I usually do... Im not good at hiding them, so I don't try to hide them

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Pretty much. And it gets beat up a lot, but I'm supposed to be grown-up enough to take it. And now, I shall go hide in my corner.

Deveno Level 7 Mar 25, 2018
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I gave it to someone and she never gave it back.

Sticks48 Level 9 Mar 25, 2018
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Will I save a spider of course they are a tinny creature that can be crushed with my little finger. Would step in to keep someone from getting hurt, yes cleaning up blood is difficult. Can I euthanize a hurt or sick animal yes with out a second thought.

azzow2 Level 8 Mar 24, 2018
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No, no thoughts. Just no.

Clare Level 7 Mar 24, 2018
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I pull them out as I need to.

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What does that even mean? I’ve heard it used before, but I’ve just blown it off.

@atheist lol, ok...

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Mai poker face game iz teh suxxors

Qualia Level 8 Mar 24, 2018

tfw some1 is moar 1337 than u.

@Deveno I thought it was LOLspeak smile002.gif

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It is a platatude that to me, signifies a weak, overly emotional person lacking in self-control. The kind I avoid.

dahermit Level 7 Mar 24, 2018
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Yes I am terrible at hiding my emotions. Except crying. I do not cry in public. Grew up with a day that beat it into me that big boys don’t cry. I won’t do that to my son.

Donto101 Level 7 Mar 24, 2018
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Yea, I can be a sap sometimes.

Paul628 Level 8 Mar 24, 2018
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Sometimes too much. Especially if I'm in a place of need and loneliness. Like now.

kmdskit3 Level 8 Mar 24, 2018
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Yes to much

Jameson Level 7 Mar 24, 2018
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