I Am A Emotional Person, and I'm Okay With That
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I Am A Emotional Person, and I'm Okay With That

Why I feel that it is always okay to not only feel, but show your emotions to others.

I Am A Emotional Person, and I'm Okay With That

I will be honest, I am an emotional person

Actually, let me start over. Everyone has emotions, whether we like it or not. Part of being a human is that we feel a wide arrange of emotions based off of what is going on in our lives, and those emotions help us decipher in our minds how we are feeling and why we are feeling this way. Some people are really good at hiding their emotions, and can make it seem as if they are emotionless. Trust me though, these people have feelings, they just don't like to show them for whatever particular reason. The latter however, tend to show their emotions to others and express how they are feeling.

Now I can admit, I am the latter of this group. I am the type of person that really feels each type of emotion that they are feeling, and for the most part I can understand why I am feeling it. I know the elated, joyful feeling when I am really happy about something. I know the painful, gut-wrenching sadness I feel when I am super upset. I know the feeling of being so angry that you may actually explode. Every time I feel something, I feel it deeply, and I personally have no shame in feeling super emotional all the time.

To me, being very emotional does not mean that you sit in your room and cry 24/7 while you eat Ben & Jerry's and re-watch your favorite Netflix show. Being emotional does not mean that you are a crybaby, and it does not mean you are a weak person. Being emotional actually means that you tend to feel things very deeply, and those feelings can affect how you physically feel quite a bit. When you're happy, you may feel so light and elated, and when you're sad you may already be able to feel tears in your eyes. Or you may feel so hot when your angry because you feel heated about the situation. Whatever it may be, your body is able to physically react to how you are feeling, and that is actually something I truly appreciate with me being an emotional person.

Another reason why I love being such an emotional person is because I can usually relate to how others are feeling too. Whenever I physically see someone happy, I get happy too. Sometimes, I get so happy that I cry. Other times, if someone is so upset that they are crying, I can physically feel their emotional pain, and with that I sometimes cry with them too. I think that when I feel someone else's emotions, it helps me put myself into their shoes, and it shows me their perspective on how they feel. With that, I can be a better person to them, and I can help someone out too if I need to.

I'll be honest, I used to feel really bad about being such an emotional person. I used to wish that I was able to feel absolutely no emotions at all, and that I wouldn't react so strongly to things or be so sensitive. I felt that if I no longer have emotions, I wouldn't feel sadness or pain. But over the years I have realized how much emotions can help you out. They help you figure out how and what you're feeling, and for me, releasing my emotions has helped me feel better in so many different ways.

I don't think there should ever be a reason to hide your emotions. We all have them, and we all feel them at some point in time. There's no shame in being a human, and also feeling like a human too.

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