We’ve all seen it happen …. someone is overly-emotional and expressing it in the most inappropriate manner: laughing too loudly or jumping up and down ‘for joy’ and on the other end of the spectrum crying, shuffling with head down and back arched concavely, or frequently sighing heavily. They could also be yelling and spitting with their reddened face scrunched up that you know they could simply explode at any given moment. Those are the most extreme.
There are other times that we ‘get emotional’ yet it is not nearly as evident. Perhaps we are simply saddened, relieved, distressed, frustrated or feeling guilty. Those too are emotional responses.
The ones we don’t consider emotional are when we are pleased, upset, irritated, nervous, regretful or feeling silly.
These are all emotional responses to some incident. It is our past experiences that initially determine our reaction; it is our conscious awareness of our emotions that result in how we contain or manage those emotions.
How deeply do you need to feel the results of your emotions before you are aware of them? Denying your emotions does not negate them. It simply buries them in the sand until your perception of your environment bakes them until they explode.