6 Things You'll Relate to If You're Overly Emotional

If you're brought to tears in moments of happiness, sadness or anger, chances are, you're super emotional.

It's not a bad thing by any means, however, it does mean you're very sensitive and, at times, overanalyze things a bit too much. Being an overly emotional person can be draining, but since you're so in touch with your feelings, you're also a great listener with superb intuition. Does any of this ring a bell for you, or perhaps someone you know?

Keep reading for six things you'll relate to if you're overly emotional:

1. You Overanalyze Every Text Sent to You

Texting is one of the most convenient things we have at our disposal in this day and age. However, it also leaves a lot of room for misinterpretation. The absence of one exclamation mark or spelling the word "okay" as "ok," can come across as completely different messages. A lot of the time, however, the people sending those texts don't mean anything by it. As an overly emotional person, though, you tend to overanalyze every little text sent your way.

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2. You Cry More Than Anyone You Know

The absolute worst question to ask an overly emotional person when they're upset about something is, "Are you okay?" The tears are pretty much guaranteed to erupt on the spot. You get a tight feeling in your throat and try to stop yourself, but it's of no use, because eventually the dam will break. You cry a few times a week, even if you have nothing to be upset about. If you're happy, you might cry because you feel lucky, but you might also cry because you're afraid your feelings of happiness are too good to be true.


3. You Give Great Advice

Since you're so in touch with your emotions, you dull out fantastic advice to your friends. You give it to them straight and hold nothing back. If it were you asking for advice, you'd expect nothing less. You're a great listener and are the first person your friends go to when they're struggling with something. If your friends are hurting, you're also hurting. You feel everything intensely, even if it's not about you.

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4. You Hate Loud Places

Being in a loud place when you're overly emotional is no big deal—most of the time. However, if you're having a bad day, it's the absolute worst place to be. Chances are, you'd rather be curled up in bed with a book, crying your eyes out. Since you're a member of society, though, you can't always get yourself out of these loud situations. On these days, you keep to yourself and keep socializing to a bare minimum.


5. You Don't Handle Criticism Well

Receiving criticism isn't anyone's strong suit. For an overly emotional person, on the other hand, it's one of the worst things to hear. If someone you love like a friend, S.O. or family member, tells you that you need to work on something, it basically guts you. Deep down, you know they aren't trying to be malicious, but it still affects you.


6. You Know How to Read People

As an overly emotional, overly analytical person, you've spent most of your life criticizing and dissecting everyone around you. For that reason, you know how to read people. If someone has bad intentions, you can detect it from a mile away. It also comes in handy when you meet new, amazing people. You're able to put all your trust in people because you know how to sense that they likely won't disappoint you down the line.

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