Communicate The Right Emotions

Posted on the 07 July 2014 by Luciano Pacini
Communicate The Right EmotionsWhen it comes to communication, we often focus only in being able to express yourself and how to listen others. Is not wrong, because these two elements are certainly the “pillars” of communication. But also the medium that you will use undoubtedly influences the shape of your conversation, and consequently your message. When you talk about communication nowadays is impossible to don’t consider internet, which has characteristics such as speed and brevity, similar to spoken language, and rigidity, typical of written expressions. I am sure that a full message is a mood, a feeling, then how to communicate emotions in the digital society?Can you get the same result as the spoken language?
Reading a good book, still can gives you good impressions, you see the printed words, you touch the paper, and suddenly your imagination can go over all of that.  So writing now is undoubtedly technology due to the medium used, but not necessarily impersonal, even a message via web I guess can be capable in its own way to communicate emotions, feelings, moods. Is also what I am doing with my blog. I write my thoughts and I put them on line for all of you, nice people who follow me, in this way I hope to communicate with you and to give you right emotions. Anyway I am sure when we are face to face, a huge amount of our effectiveness in communication is given by a nice atmosphere that we can create with our energy flowed from our real meeting. Certainly with phone or computer sometimes the question become more complex. Why? Because as far as words are important and have their strength if used well, the person on the other side of the screen loses much of us: a spontaneous smile, a look, posture, hand movements, tone of voice. I can see that a lot even to myself, because in Italian culture you want to express passion, even in a conversation, so is important the body language. Communicate the right emotions in internet is much more difficult and the need for immediacy can remove the nuances that a mood has.So to repair this damage in the last few years are developing a multitude of graphics, known as emoticons, that precisely indicate images that express emotions. Those used on the web represent the main human facial expressions related to emotion: laughter, anger, sadness, fear, disappointment, happiness and so on.I think in general emotions in the network are struggling to break free from the medium that is used. In any case, personally, I try to communicate all of my thoughts in the best way.All of this is just to say that often we hear that what really means is “inside the box”, which is the content of a sentence; this is true, but is also rhetoric, instead of I think that now we have to deal with different communication systems, which according to many factors, can help us or hinder us to express ourselves with others.In any case I think that all of those mediums, if they are used in a proper way, they can  improve the quality of  people’s life. Actually you can do so many things with all of this technology; you can communicate with everybody all around the World in a so fast way; just few years ago was impossible. You can even send pictures of yourself…But when you send someone a selfie and publish it on Facebook or Istagram I belive that is not necessarily because you want to look cool, unless you spend hours on Photoshop. The truth is that when you send someone a selfie is because you simply need attention; for some reasons the photo is just an excuse to don’t write: “I was wondering if you were thinking of me!" Because you really would like in the morning open your eyes and find a message of a good day, even with or without a selfie. Instead it happens that you get up, you look at your phone and you see only that is 7:00, and you're already late…. I am sure that, beside what way of communication they use, if people were able to overcome their mental blocks and communicate their good and right emotions, the relationships would really be better.
In Photo: "The Master" at nice dinner.

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