Study: Emojis could be a way of masking your true thoughts

The study's co-author says embellishment of expressions could lead users to lose touch with their authentic selves.

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2023, 1:39 PM

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Bad news for people who like to let the emojis do the talking.
Emoticons could be a way of masking your true thoughts, according to a new study.
The research, published by the Frontiers in Psychology journal, finds that people tend to use more positive emojis when they want to mask negative feelings.
The study's co-author says embellishment of expressions could lead users to lose touch with their authentic selves.


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