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【Expressing Feelings: Basic Level Discussion – Examples】

(Contributed by Takashi)

Are you good at expressing your feelings?

Yes, I don’t have any problem expressing my feelings whether it is happiness, sadness or even anger. Having said that, I don’t mean I would display raw emotions without thinking about the effects on people around me.

No. I don’t know how to express my feelings properly. I think I tend to stifle my feelings when I should express them freely whereas I let go of them when they should be put under control. For example, when I feel being unfairly treated, I become very irresolute/wishy-washy and cannot convey my grievances to anyone.

On the other hand, sometimes my frustration gets the better of me and I express my anger in public, ending up making a fool of myself.

When was the last time you felt really happy?
When I felt really happy last was the time my wife bought me a car for my birthday.

I was very excited when I got promoted to division manager last year. That was the last time I felt really happy.

I haven’t felt very happy for quite a while. In fact, I have to go back to my student days to talk about being really happy.

When was the last time you felt really angry?
I became ballistic/postal two weeks ago when someone made a huge dent on the passenger side of my car in a shopping mall parking lot while I was away. That was the last time I became really mad.

Yesterday on the way home a man bumped into me at the station and tried to go away without apologizing. Usually, I don’t make a big deal out of such an incident, but on that particular night I was very testy/peevish after, having a long day. So, I uncharacteristically blew my top and yelled at the guy to demand an apology.

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