Expression of Emotions


Emotion involves the expression of oneself due to factors such as physiological arousal, social interaction and how we perceive things. However, in many cases, one can hide what he or she feels hence making it difficult to judge on how they feel about an issue or an event.  However, it arises due to the need to vulnerability such as anxiety, social demands and the professional ethical responsibility. These are the shortfalls that occur when expressing emotions due to inability to own feelings and making public utterances. Therefore for the purpose of effective communication, there is a need to be familiar with one’s emotions and do a self-evaluation task to express oneself appropriately.

Happiness and sorrow

In real life situations, every communication scenario involves the expression of feelings. For example, western culture dresses in black during a funeral and white during wedding ceremonies. It is worth noting that funerals are sad events while wedding events are happy moments.

There is various spheres communication that helps express emotions. For instance, aesthetic communication that involves artistic work such as Ballet requires no spoken word but reveals dance and music. More so, the use of physical communication has taken root in social conversation. The use of symbols, smile and gestures (Walon 14)

Another real life example is the use of ambulance siren shows that there is an emergency, this can lead to a feeling of fear.

Disdain and Anger

In addition to this, body language, facial expression and voice intonation expressively show person feelings. A scenario where a person is holding his or tummy, and the face is swollen the person’s body language. It clearly indicates that the person is distressed and sorrowful. This shows a feeling of fear.

Another example of the sense of happiness can be when a person is blushing and talking or singing light-hearted. On the other hand, an individual who is yelling and is sitting up and down showing sign of restlessness implies that the person is angry.


To communicate effectively, the parties involved should exhibit controlled emotional levels. This is because when the levels of emotions are too high or too low, there tends to be a communication breakdown. Therefore, one has to pose emotional competence and education. Thus, one should learn to identify his or her emotions, and monitor them.

The use of non-verbal cues to express feelings is not satisfying since they don’t indicate the degree and circumstance of a situation. For instance, a person screaming expresses sadness bad it doesn’t give detailed information about the event.