6 Reasons Being Emotional Is Actually a Good Thing

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Being emotional is the ability to feel, it’s the capability to experience your feelings and needs. We are all driven by various emotions, some negative and some positive. Are you an emotional person? Here’s why being an emotional person is amazing! 

I am generally too emotional. My initial response to every stimulus is through the expression of emotions and not through reason and logic. No doubt, people ask me to tone down my emotionality a lot of times. They would not leave a chance to tell me why being so high on emotions has a negative impact on my “image”. 

So what do I do? Oh well, I turn to tell them, it’s a part of me and I embrace it with all my strength.

This has been going on since my childhood when I was taught to ‘toughen up’ and never give in to being “too emotional”. What my parents really meant, maybe, was to never be “weak” in my life. 

And there, I must say, my parents, got it wrong, as the rest of us do!

If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder.  Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today’s world. -Robert K. Cooper

Being An Emotional Person Has Nothing To Do With Being Mentally Weak.

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I believe, also would like you all to believe, that being an emotional person is not synonymous with being weak. As a human being what else is expected of you? If you do not use your power to feel, then what’s the use of having this asset?

Dale Carnegie says,

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.

We aren’t machines. We are all gifted with the power to feel and we should be extremely proud of it.

If you are someone high on emotional intelligence, you will be able to relate to these 6 perks of being an emotional person:

Related: 14 Signs You’re An Emotionally Intelligent Person

6 Reasons Being Emotional Is Actually A Good Thing

1. Being emotional leads to meaningful relationships.

Letting others peek into your vulnerabilities might seem a bit too much for you, but it’s the ultimate strength. Being able to feel the other person, and also effectively display one’s emotions takes a person to have higher emotionality. 

Whether it’s a romantic or platonic relationship, the exchange of emotions fosters understanding. Emotions make two people more connected. It acts as a nourishing agent to full forward a relationship.

Two emotional people in a relationship make for a wonderful couple, who can easily sense and cater to each other. 

2. Being emotional intensifies your experiences.

If you are an over-emotional being, you sure must have noticed that your experiences are generally more intense, potent, and exceptionally overwhelming in nature.

You perceive everything more passionately, more genuinely, and more ardently as compared to others. These make these experiences more memorable, closer to your heart, and give life the meaning other people might be missing out on.

For you, the world is full of possibilities, excitement, and enthusiasm. Life seems more colorful, fun, and free when every single experience is tied closely to your emotions.

3. Being emotional helps you keep in touch with your empathetic nature.

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We often fail to put ourselves in other people’s shoe ad look from their level. A handful of our misunderstandings, interpersonal conflicts, and arguments come from this very fact. To be able to consider the perceptions of other people is a huge capacity. We call it empathy.

Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms. – Sterling K. Brown

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Shreyasi Debnath

An editor and writer keeping keen interest in painting, creative writing and reading. I did my Masters in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and have been a counselling psychologist at a primary school for the past 1 year. I love doing absolutely anything that mends a mind and soothes a soul. Most often than not, I ponder over to come up with poems. A wandering soul in search for meaning.View Author posts