Emojis: What your most Frequently used Emojis Tell about your Life and chat-mates
Do the emojis we use really reflect how we feel?
Our daily lives involve interactions with different people on a daily basis. In most cases, we have a circle of individuals with whom we frequently interact. And with the advent of social media and text messaging, most of these interactions take place online. Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Viber, Line and others have made this interaction more appealing to the users. We are able to easily express ourselves online with more expressions than ever before.
But like our internet search history would tell a lot about our life interests and activities, so would our quality of chats and use of emojis. A single glimpse into one’s frequently used emoji (usually lined up in their section of the emoji pop-up) would tell a lot about their chat life and general well-being. It would tell whether they are happy, friendly, depressed, always sad, angry, or literally have no clue of how to use the emojis at all. If one was to track all the different emoji you use in your chats, they would know a lot about you! Funny and outgoing individuals have their selection of Emoji that they frequently use, and are never short of smiles or laughter. I’m positive you can already imagine what these emoji are!
But do these emojis really reflect the actual feeling of the sender? Or are they hiding something, or even suppressing our emotions? Are you really laughing out loud? Or are you dead serious when you send it? I guess we shall never know …
Emojis are what carries meaning to our deeper and inner felt feelings, and express these characteristics to reflect how we feel. Their use is basic, but carries with it a lot of meaning and implication of how we feel. Among friends, these emoji are freely used; for example the use of an angry faced emoji wouldn’t scare off a friend; it may just be replied with a ‘lol’ emoji or a smiling one, probably to imply that they succeeded at making you ‘mad’! Besides, that’s what friends do. Some other times it may totally carry the real meaning of the anger expression. You are probably now thinking about that friend of yours who continuously likes to use a particular emoji, and you have come to even associate it with him/her. It reminds you of that person, and probably how they look like, plus their facial expressions.
In this article however, I would like to emphasize that it is good to maintain a healthy envelope of different emojis. Having those that fully represent a joyous, happy and exciting life would be most preferred, but as you know, it is natural to be sad once in a while. Just make sure that it doesn’t become a routine to feel that way – to be caught on the negative side of these emojis. Most of our social media interactions largely influence our emotional well-being, and so are the expressions through which we reveal our feelings towards others. Now go ahead and make someone smile, or laugh, or even construct a paragraph or story using only emojis, besides it’s in itself a language we express ourselves.
If you liked this, probably you should also read ‘Unique First world problems‘ and know whether it reflects how you feel.