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emotional cripple

1. Someone who is unable or finds it difficult to form or express emotions, thus hindering their ability to properly relate to other people. Raised by a single father who was at best distant and at worst abusive, Jonathan grew up a cold, emotional cripple, with no friends or companions.
2. Someone who has become incompetent, indecisive, socially alienated, helpless, or apathetic due to an overwhelming and debilitating experience or abundance of negative emotions. My anxiety has left me an emotional cripple—I can do little more than make myself breakfast each day.
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tired and emotional

A semi-polite or humorous euphemism for drunkenness. Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but Sean's father looked a bit tired and emotional at the picnic, didn't he? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home.
See also: and, emotional, tired

be tired and emotional

To be drunk. (A semi-polite or humorous euphemism.) Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but did it seem to you like Sean's father was a bit tired and emotional at the picnic? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home to bed.
See also: and, emotional, tired

emotional affair

An affair in which two people who are attracted to each other (and at least one of whom is in a committed romantic relationship with someone else) engage in a relationship that is emotionally intimate but not sexually or physically intimate. My husband spends so much time with his best friend from work that I'm worried he's having an emotional affair with her.
See also: affair, emotional

emotional support animal

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). Can I bring my emotional support animal with me on the plane?

emotional support dog/cat/etc.

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). The specific type of animal is named after "support" Can I bring my emotional support cat with me on the plane?
See also: cat, dog, emotional, support

beyond some emotional response

in too extreme a state to feel or care. Do what you want. You have hurt me so much, I am beyond caring. The dying patient is beyond feeling. It doesn't matter now.

tired and emotional

drunk.
This is a humorous euphemism, used originally in newspapers in contexts where the word drunk would lay the publication open to a libel charge. It is particularly associated with the British satirical magazine Private Eye.
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It is important to note that opinion pieces and editorials are not expected to adhere to the ideal of objectivity, and the strategic ritual of emotionality that Wahl-Jorgensen (2013) mentions is applicable only to news stories.
The paths from extraversion to emotionality were added based on the modification index of the analysis.
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between positive and negative emotionality and psychological distress (depression anxiety and stress) among university students.
It provides scores on four factors: well-being, self-control, emotionality, and sociability (Petrides, 2001) and explains criterion variance at a level comparable to that of the TEIQue full form (Siegling, Veseley, Petrides, & Saklofkse, 2015).
There is a no significant relationship between emotionality, openness to experience and procrastination.
Follow up univariate F-tests using a Bonferroni adjusted alpha level of .017 showed no significant differences in total test anxiety (F(3,228) = .18, p = .89), worry (F(3,228) = .76, p = .38) or emotionality (F(3,228) = 1.09, p = .30) between Australian and US students.
Similarly, 60.9% (16.5% + 4.4%), 57.5% (19.8% + 37.7%), 49.9% (19.0% + 30.9%), 51% (12.7% + 38.3%), 77.1% (36.6% + 40.5%), 54.3% (17.9% + 36.4%), and 58.7% (15.7% + 40.3%), of them rated the items awkward, Anxious, Insecure, Confused, Easily become angry, Stressed, and Easily Despaired, (in the emotionality sub scale) true or highly true respectively.
These dimensions were labeled as: (1) emotionality and impulsiveness, (2) self awareness, (3) depression, (4) managing anxieties, (5) problem solving focus, (6) assertiveness, (7) empathy, (8) self confidence, and (9) managing others.
Participants were assessed to evaluate their emotional stability by measuring their extent of negative emotionality on their personality dimension scale.
"Thus, turning down the light, effortless and unassuming as it may seem, can reduce emotionality in everyday decisions, most of which take place under bright light." And if you live in, say, Louisiana, rather than Maine, you're more likely to be affected.
Mean of category 1 (below matric) (M=42.28, SD = 10.60), and category 2 (matric to intermediate) (M = 42.17, SD = 11.22), and category 3 (graduates) (M=35.13, SD= 11.14), for father' education also indicated that score was different for all the groups.One way Analysis indicated a statistically significant maineffect of father's education F (4, 99) = 2.50, p = .04 for emotionality. Means further indicated this fact.
After the final exposure to restraint stress, the emotionality of mice was evaluated using an automatic hole-board apparatus.
English language use is analyzed for each group as regards the length and topics of posts, character and frequency of use of polite speech acts, the presence of emotionality markers, and character of informal language features, and code-switching.
The "Emotional Intelligence" workshop, conducted in Arabic, aims at helping individuals identify and control potentially damaging situations arising from "excessive emotionality."