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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.
See also: emotional

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

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

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.
See also: and, emotional, tired
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Individuals with a high emotionality score possess a wide array of emotion-related skills: recognizing internal emotions, perceiving emotions, and expressing emotions.
Personality traits categorically include six components according to HEXACO: (i) Honesty-Humility, (ii) Emotionality, (iii) Extraversion, (iv) Agreeableness, (v) Conscientiousness, and (vi) Openness to experience (McCrae and Costa, 1999; Ashton and Lee, 2008).
Table 5 containing regression coefficients, standardized regression coefficients and R squared (as goodness of fit statistics) revealed that emotionality and impulsiveness ([beta] = .
10,11] This study factualized that men and their emotionality also reveal its own significance and cannot be ignored with regard to gender when they need to cope with their social and interpersonal problems at their workplace.
Finally, submissives would score higher on empathy, altruism, honesty-humility, emotionality, and agreeableness than dominants (Hypothesis 3).
Table indicated a positive correlation of emotionality with worry, total score of test anxiety, father's authoritarianism, and monthly income.
After the final exposure to restraint stress, the emotionality of mice was estimated using the automatic hole-board apparatus (Takeda et al.
The resolution of the debate concerning the specific roles of semantic cohesion and emotionality on memory performance may require the use of norms that capture the pre-existing knowledge structure of materials commonly used to investigate emotional false memories, such as emotional DRM lists.
The recent passing of inductee Humphrey imparted a subdued emotionality over the Skateboard Hall of Fame's opening ceremonies in Anaheim, CA.
Consider the research: "On the basis of emotionality of Twitter updates, specialists can predict movements in the Dow Jones index with an accuracy rates of 86.
The strengths of this novel are its plot, its remarkably perceptive characterizations, its impenitent emotionality and its omnipresent sense of hope.
Most of his work display deep psychological treatment, pointed emotionality - captivating the observer with the elegance of solution.
His rendition of "Danny Boy" is absolutely staggering in its crackling, thorny emotionality, as is his heartrending "The Old Man.
Coming from, for want of a better word, a postmodern background, dealing with serious emotionality isn't necessarily something we've done.