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Old 18th May 2017, 11:00 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone else find it hard to hide/fake emotions?

I'm not one to be effusively emotional so my face is almost always stoic. Because of this I've been told, upon first meeting, I come across as arrogant or cold. Whenever I'm required to smile (e.g. pictures or at work) it feels very awkward and unnatural.

I don't intentionally try to hide my emotions - I just don't give off a lot of facial or physical emotion. On the other hand if I tried to express a fake emotion for some reason, I would completely and utterly fail.

It would be inaccurate to say I don't feel, or that I harbor only mean thoughts toward other people and that it's "written all over my face." But like Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, I may seem one way initially but if you get to know me I'm much more genial. Faking is just against my programming. And in the past, the only way I've been able to do acting well (such as in a school project or play) was when I felt a deep connection to the character.
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