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7th-Oct-2011 07:40 pm
Poll #1785035 Emoticons

When chatting with friends over the internet, do you usually use emoticons(faces such as ^_^ D= :) :o)?

I use them A LOT; multiple people have commented on how much I use them
I use them often/a lot/most of the time
I use them sometimes
I use them occasionally
I rarely use them
Almost never or never use them

Would you prefer talking to someone who used a lot of emoticons or almost none?

A lot
A few
Wouldn't matter to me

Which one of these best applies to you?

I am constantly focused on making other people happy, doing things to improve the lives of others, I cry over news stories about people I don't know, I sometimes cry when I see animals or even bugs die.
When someone around me is hurt, I feel like I am hurt too- their pain is mine. I always try to help out when I can, and want to do things to improve life on earth.
I get upset when other people are sad, and I really do wish they weren't feeling that way. Sometimes I will help if I'm able to.
I don't like to hear about bad things happening to others, but that's life.
I don't care about what happens to other people, I need to focus on myself.

8th-Oct-2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Just wanted to clarify that most news stories about people don't make me cry, but all someone has to do is suggest that an animal somewhere might be slightly sad, and I cry my eyes out.
8th-Oct-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I agree!
9th-Oct-2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Well, MOST news stories about people don't make me cry either, but a lot of them can...Certain stories just really 'get' to me...

I do feel a lot sadder when I hear about something bad happening to an animal though.
1st-Nov-2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
You must not live in the South. o.o
5th-Nov-2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Where would you get weird idea? *Deep* South born and bred, BABY!
8th-Oct-2011 02:28 am (UTC)
I use them frequently to emphasize tone. (e.g. using :P to make it clear that I'm joking or what I wrote is in jest.)
9th-Oct-2011 02:47 am (UTC)
Same here. To me it doesn't make sense NOT to use them over the internet. xD I mean, we can't hear each other's voices, read expressions or body language, so we kind of need emoticons to help us decipher the true meaning behind what someone is saying. I just don't get people who are against them. o.o
8th-Oct-2011 11:34 am (UTC)
I used help people out too much and burn out regularly. I am learning to be more moderate in my helpfulness. I am learning how to look after ME. Yay!
8th-Oct-2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
When other people are upset about bad things in their lives, I get upset that I don't get upset for them... if that makes any sense.
9th-Oct-2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Then I think you probably really are an empathetic person, and something is repressing your true feelings. D:
9th-Oct-2011 03:27 am (UTC)
I tend to use emoticons a lot because I also tend to be pretty sarcastic and I'm afraid that what I'm typing won't come off as joking otherwise.
11th-Oct-2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
I don't use a heck lot of different emoticons I mostly use a selected few but I do use those regularly.
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