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6 Reasons Being Emotional Is Actually a Good Thing

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People who are high on emotional intelligence are linked to having a higher ability to express and identify the emotional expressions of other people.

These provide them with the ability to be empathetic to other people’s emotions and with a heightened capacity to understand them and their emotions. If you are emotional in nature, you have an enhanced capacity to identify other people’s emotions as your own and hence acquire a better understanding of them.

4. Being emotional helps you better adapt to new situations.

When you are too emotional, you feel everything deeper, you understand everything deeper, you analyze everything in detail. Nothing for you is superficial; you penetrate deeply to the core of every matter and try to understand it. Because halfway is not your way. 

These give you an overall knowledge about the specific matter and your experiences are richer than your less emotional counterparts. When an experience is loaded with emotions, it has a stronger impact on us. It teaches us important life lessons that we never forget in a hurry.

We can use these accumulations of experiences, along with the emotionality associated with them, to better deal with similar situations in the future.

Related: 6 Traits Of An Emotionally Mature Person

5. Being emotionally expressive helps you in better emotional regulation.

How we regulate our everyday emotions defines how mentally healthy we are. People who fail to experience and express their genuine emotions regulated them through maladaptive techniques of emotional downplay, suppression, avoidance, and masking. Unfortunately, those emotions do not go down the gutter.

They are simply pushed to the unconscious and will come back in dangerous shape.

People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their moods. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. – Travis Bradberry

People who feel deeply, embrace their true emotions, freely express them, without the need to be conscious about others’ approval are doing a great job. 

They are regulating their emotions, however negative it is, through the articulation of them.

6. Emotions impart important knowledge about ourselves

Our emotions are great teachers. Our emotional expressions often open the gate to our inner self. When you are overcome with some emotions at some particular point, it provides you an opportunity to be aware of how you function. 

The goal here is to acknowledge your emotions, instead of denying them. These might help you achieve useful insights regarding your innermost desires, wishes, and needs which might be holding you back from winning in life. 

Suppose you are overcome with intense anger and frustrations in specific situations. Don’t ignore it. It’s a sign that you need to work on your deepest insecurities, fears, and conflicts that might be underlying the emotional manifestation.

One little confession: Currently, I am in my adulthood, and people haven’t yet stopped calling me an “emotional fool”. But I would rather be an emotional fool than feel nothing at all.

Embrace your special power to feel.

6 Reasons Being Emotional Is Actually a Good Thing
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6 Reasons Being Emotional Is Actually a Good Thing
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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