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  • Hiding them is harder for me, I guess I'm an open book!
  • showing is much harder for me.
  • Hiding them. Not my strong suit anymore. I used to be great at it. I guess maybe I stopped trying.
  • I would have to say showing them... other then what is considered socially "ok" for a male to show. Even then, most of society looks down on those...anger and all those associated with it.
  • Hiding...
  • Both: it depends upon where and when to express them.
  • Hiding them. I'm a really emotional person, especially when I'm feeling particularly hormonal. Then it's damn near impossible to keep the gates closed lol. I try to keep my emotions in check and not let them totally rule my decisions, and I'm mostly successful, but I have no trouble at all showing my emotions when it is necessary and appropriate.
  • Hiding them is easy,showing them is difficult for me. Guess what I am afraid of is rejection.
  • Hiding them. Maybe because my face is very expressive. When I'm mad, it really shows. When I'm happy, my face lights up like the noontime sun.
  • hiding them
  • Depends on the emotion... and the situation. When I am sad (I get bad news on the phone while at school), I can't control myself at all. I start crying and have to leave. When I am sad (I am at work and one of the elderly folks I work with is having a really bad day and I can't seem to help) I can hold it in all shift until I get into my car--I guess because I know I have to. I'm really good at hiding anger and biting my tongue. I'm okay at hiding happiness whenever the weird situation calls for that skill. Overall I guess I'm good at hiding, but I'm also good at showing. I'm probably better at hiding, though.
  • Showing, the mask is a wonderful thing during poker, it also tends to come in handy everywhere else :)
  • I show almost no emotion, but I feel very little emotion too, so I don't know if I have trouble showing it, or if I just have none to show.
  • I believe I am constitutionally incapable of hiding how I feel about anything. That's why I am a lousy poker player...talk about "poker face"..my face shows what I feel...if I have a Flush, everyone folds.:)
  • Definitely hiding. My emotionss are written all over my face.
  • Showing
  • Hiding.
  • Showing my emotions is more difficult for me.
  • Hiding them. A stranger can look at my face and tell what I'm feeling.
  • For me it varies. If I am sad, it is easy to keep it to myself. If I am mad it is more difficult to keep it in and when happy, I am all smiles. ;)
  • Hiding them is much harder for me
  • Hiding them is harder for me, though there are times when people don't think I act excited enough, like jumping up and down and so they think I'm hiding it, but I'm justs not the jump up and down type. I don't squeal with delight at the mere thought of a good idea, either.
  • Hiding my emotions is more difficult, but you would never know it looking at me.
  • showing, unless its happiness, i can't show that i'm feeling sad infront of people.
  • Depends whether I am watching the Waltons or my Mother has Just died. If both happened at once I could play one off against the other.
  • Showing because I hate making people nfeel bad if they see me hurt. Greenbean
  • I am very comfortable with showing my emotions, and I find it very difficult to hide them.
  • Definitely hiding......I broadcast whatever I'm feeling all over my face, not on purpose either!
  • Hiding. And in my profession* being over emotive (as I am) can put one at a distinct disadvantage, since I spend a large proportion of my time negotiating life-changing settlements for people. *I am a divorce lawyer--a very nice person--who has worked hard on pretending to have the hardened crust that other div. lawyers have. I am just...too nice for this profession and intend to leave as soon as I find an out. In the meantime, I supress my emotions to the best of my ability.
  • Well, it depends on the emotion. I can conceal sadness, far better than happiness. Love is one that's impossible for me to hide. Its really hard for me to pretend to like someone that I don't, my facial expressions give it away, for some reason, I have no control over it, LOL..
  • Depends how i feel on the day... i'm easily upset though, so i guess i'd say hiding them.
  • I am equal in both ways. It can be hard for me to open up to someone. But when I do, my heart pours. I'm very good at hiding emotions as well. Sometimes you just have to. Happiness, sadness, anger and love.
  • It is more dificult to hide your ture emotions, but also show them in the right way.
  • Both it all depends on the situation
  • I cannot hide my emotions. I feed off of them. Everything I feel, I feel full throttle. My poor, poor boyfriend! He has to deal with me...
  • Showing is much, much harder for me. Mechanically I can do either. I am a very accomplished liar, a skill necessary when you live with overprotective parents that overreact constantly, and I always have been. And of course, showing emotions is a natural human reaction. However, I find that it is easier to hide my emotions for three major reasons: 1) Self-Preservation 2) Negative Reactions 3) Failure to Understand Self-preservation means that it is safer to hide that which may be used against you as a weapon. In my experience many people will remember a moment of weakness as readiy as a moment of strength and if you ever have a fight, beware, many people will not hesitate to use your weaknesses against you, even when you showed them in good faith and with understanding that they were off-limits. Many people have no concept of honour. Negative reactions means how people react to certain emotions when they see them. For example, if I show a negative emotion, my parents believe that I can just snap my fingers and change my mood to become what they deem acceptable. It's no wonder that I would never tell them about my feelings of depression. And if I do not change it and stop being 'offensive' or 'rude' or whatever asinine category they put me in, I will be met with consequences and simply for feeling. Failure to understand refers to the lack of understanding people have for others and their situations. I'm sure everyone has told someone why they were upset at one time or another and been met with a response that trivializes their feelings and makes them feel bad. People will say that there is nothing to be upset about or that it is a waste of time to feel what the person feels, and this only makes matters worse. It makes the person loathe to confide again, and possiby even doubt the natural feelings that they have. The thing is, what is inconsequential to one person may be vital to another. I find that it is rare to find one person who you can trust completely and confide in without fear. So far, I only know one person who has never betrayed me in anyway. But then, he is a lot like me, and not like everyone else.
  • Hiding is WAY harder. Everything is in plain view.
  • Showing what I'm truly feeling. It's a piece of cake to pretend to be someone else or pretend to be feeling something else because, frankly, very few people actually care enough about anyone else to notice the difference.
  • Showing them. I grew up in an environment that seemed to demand I shut down my emotions in order to survive. Today as an adult I find it hard to express some emotions and others that can express I have difficulty knowing when it's appropriate to do so.
  • Hiding my emotions is harder. I can't hide what I feel easily. An emotion will show up on my face or in my body language, if not in words!
  • I'm used to hiding my feelings.. Now i find it hard to show them...
  • Hiding. I am a very open person.
  • I find hiding my emotions difficult...no way..I just can't do it..don't ask me to hide my emotions..I just can'tttttttttttttttttttt!!!!
  • Showing them. Even when I am in the deepest kind of emotional pain I'll sit, I'll smile & I'll say that I'm fine. Everyone believes me but that's not such a good thing when all you want is help, but your too scared to ask for it. I wish I could open up to people more easily.
  • I find it waaay more difficult to show my feelings. I get all embarassed and shit.
  • Very hard for me to show emotion.

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