Have you ever received an unwanted gift and still said ‘thank you’? This decision to hide a negating the movement it is a rule of display, one of many that socially define appropriate responses to emotional reactions. Although the rules shown can promote interpersonal harmony, they can also have negative consequences for those who want to change the way they express their emotions.
As communication on social networks increases, scientists have begun to investigate how emotional emojis are used in our thinking in different situations. Are there rules shown that apply to these feelings and how they affect people’s health?
“As online socialization becomes more prevalent, people have become accustomed to curating their voices and exploring the appropriateness of their communication,” he said. Moyu Liu from the University of Tokyo, who investigated this question in a study published in Frontiers in Psychology. Liu adds: “But I realized that this could cause us to lose touch with our truer feelings.”
It was done as a study
Liu recorded 1,289 participants, all using Japan’s most popular emoji keyboard, Simeji used to explore how to express emotions or use a mask. Previous research had established that people use emoticons to describe the utility of facial expressions, but not the relationships between expressed and experienced emotions. This is where the displayed rules can become problematic: If the dissonance between the emotions you experience and the emotions you can express is greater, emotional exhaustion can develop, although members of different cultures experience it differently.
Bringing your heart to the screen
Participants in Liu’s study provided demographic information, answered questions about subjective well-being, and rated how often they used emojis. They were given messages with different social contexts, and rated how they usually responded and the intensity of the emotions expressed.
“As network society grows stronger, it is important to consider whether it takes us further away from our true feelings,” Liu said, asking: “Is it necessary to ‘refuge’ to express our true feelings? Can we break through the pretense and share our true selves in the Internet environment?