Do you tend to display your emotions pretty openly for others to see, or to keep them hidden behind a controlled external demeanor?
I wish I could have a poker face
I sometimes share my emotions when i go through something and try not to cry about it but when tears start i hold it in and sometimes i just want to get to a quiet place and let it out.
Straight shooter all the way, nothing I hate more then someone who smiles to your face then tries to knife you in the back when not looking. Call me an ASS to my face if you don't like me, respect honest above all.
I whine and complain too much for people not to notice what's wrong with me. I'm an annoying drama queen lol
I agree I cannot hide my emotions at all. I am an open book for everybody to read. Even when my husband notices that's when it's really noticeable.
Gets me in trouble sometimes but rather that then two-faced.
I feel like I'm an open book, but apparently I have an unnaturally non-expressive face.
So much for that acting career.
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I don't share my emotions & carry a "brave front" since many rely on me for strength and I'm not phased too much on things but if I feel very strongly on an issue or plain out detest something, you can read it all over my face & in my eyes or actions
I'm usually not strongly emotionally affected by very much.
I like to think I have a poker face but my facial muscles have miss of their own. They tell everyone everything.
I like to digest before I react, especially when people are just trying to get a reaction out of me.
I think I'm pretty much closed book when it comes to certain things.
I am the Mona Lisa sphinx.
For the younger ones that would be poker face...
So you are on all fours, have a grin and showing cleavage?
A little of both. I'm very open with my surface emotions but you'd never know about my severe depression, for example.
I keep things in and am very selective about who gets to see my emotions... But lately I've been letting go and let others see my emotions
I have nothing to hide, but if I have to lie nobody would ever know.
I think you are lying!
Controlled. If I showed my emotions most people wouldn't like me.
I wouldn't care who wouldn't like me for showing my emotions that just means that im strong enough and not afraid to cry in public in front of my peers and everyone else
I can be a poker face if I need to, but I much prefer to be honest & open with my emotions, because that is naturally who I am.
I also don't like leaving things unsaid, so if I have positive feelings toward you, you will know it. It's the negative ones that I tend to keep closer, because if I don't like someone, they are usually mean or hateful & I would rather they not know
than to deal with their wrath or drama.
The other time I can be a poker face is if someone I love is hurting & need my support. I am good at being a rock for them while in their presence & then crying later or before or both.
Can't read my polka face.
Weird Al was in town last night. I didn't see him this go round. Great performer.
He was here during summerfest. Didn't see him either.
Poker face around just anyone, but if I'm really close to them, that wall breaks down.
Oh, you can read my face like a book.
Definitely very controlled. I do drop my guard a little with my inner circle. But, more often than not, even they don't know if something is bothering me or how I feel about something unless I outright tell them.
Mostly an open book, though I dont consider myself an overly emotional person by nature. But appearing open also makes it easier to hide the deeper stuff, because no one suspects I'm hiding anything.
Somewhere in between. I'm far from a drama queen and I keep my reactions appropriate for the situation, but I'm also not some emotionless or insincere jerk. I do what I can to put people at ease.
Little of both. I tend to keep things to myself but once I'm upset it's all coming out, full blast
Mostly controlled, but still an open book. If anyone asks I'll tell them what I'm feeling, but I try not to let my emotions get in the way of getting the job done or behaving rationally. I'm sure they are obvious though, to those who really know me.
I can't hide my emotions what so ever which is a sort of blessing and a curse
Serious poker face. It actually came in handy when it was time to quit a job one time. Had they seen my emotions, they would've piled on the lies to keep me around. It's a blessing and a curse.
Emotionalness isn't my thing...if it's important that you know how I'm feeling, I'll make it apparent. Otherwise no reason to, it's my business not yours.
I have been told I wear my heart on my sleeve.
Same for me.
Both. Anger, fear, public speaking, I'm cool. At a wedding or graduation ceremony, I'm a Quivering puddle of goo.
If I'm at work or in public, it's a poker face for me. At home or with family or friends, I'm completely open.
I try to hide them, but I'm a horrible actress. People can see right through me
Right on my sleeve. Only hide it on rare occassions,
These results are not an accurate reflection of what I have observed in real life. People are way too emotional these days.
Better to show emotions with your GUNS amirite!
No, that's not true at all. Carrying a gun is a very hefty responsibility. If anything, carrying should be an emotional damper. Emotional decision-making results in bad decisions, and bad decisions get people killed for no good reason.
Emotions are communication tools just like verbal language. Choose them just as you would the words you speak.
I lean MUCH more towards "Poker face", and external control. I'd just make a distinction to point out I'm at LEAST as much controlled INternally, 'cuz without that, I might as well deal my cards face up...
I wear a mask until it's time to take it off.
When I need to convey my emotions there is no doubt as to what they are. =)
I might be improving a little, but it's pretty easy to see my emotions, positive or negative. I take after my dog.
Dogs are good to emulate in that regard, my friend!
I guess so, Bama. Mine is a sweetie, but he is a tough little son of a gun when he sees another dog. It's also very easy to tell when he is either happy or sad. For better or worse, that can be me, too.
My dog gives me unconditional love & I know when he's happy due to the tail wagging & kisses. I know when he's sad, because he snuggles up against me for protection & if he's mad at me, he turns his back to me & moves away.
Mine basically spends his day following me around. If I go from one room to another, he gets up and "sets up shop" in the room I'm in (the complete opposite of the people in my house!). If I go outside, he goes outside, until I decide to go back in!
I have a bad poker pace. That's the best description.
Too good at the poker face lol