Emojis Speak Louder Than Words.
The word Emoji has already caught up your eyes and has fascinated your brain somehow and that’s why you are here to read and understand what really are Emojis and its real own world where people have already become the fans of this tiny attractive images.
Emojis Emojis everywhere, found on shoes, pants, t-shirts and accessories. They are now even used as a technique of marketing and there are so many on this list which reveals their popularity.
This article exposes the Psychology behind the usage of Emojis by the people of particular age groups, why they tend to use them. Would you believe me if I say that they have a great power over the Homo sapiens’ minds? Read on and let me prove it.
Juicing Up with the History Behind The Emojis:
Hats off to Japan again. Shingetaka Kurita was the foremost to develop Emoji to bring fame to his imode messaging platform in 1999. 172 emojis were added as a distinguishing feature of imode messaging which had to later become mandatory in almost all of your devices.
Emojis Had Taken Hold of Our Conversations:
Using Emojis in our conversations makes us happy. That is the only reason we are using it. Though it can’t be said that Emojis are very important in texting, we can’t deny the fact that they are popular and makes texting even more convenient. The moment you send an emoji, they happen to imagine your face at that moment which adds up spice to the conversations. Psychology studies on the human brain and Emojis had proved that people tend to use Emojis more often while texting, they feel opportune too.
Human brain had learned to recognize symbols over years (6) as they are interpreted so often. Learning the meaning and using Emojis along with the texts had become like learning alphabets and numbers. Who knows Emoji grammar might be introduced in the coming years.
The reason behind it is that People no longer see the Emoji faces just as a cartoonish image which is colored yellow on your phone screen. From the visionary side, psychologists say that they are interpreted as the real face of the person who uses them when they are not around.
They Had Took Hold of Our Verbal Communications:
Emojis are the non-verbal way of communicating and they started to bring down the verbal communication in texting. The number of persons using emojis has been increased immensely. They stopped using the whole sentence to communicate as they feel Emojis are handier to use. Remember those days where we started to use internet slangs like LMAO, LOL? Those pleased us but when it comes to Emojis and internet slang people choose Emojis to reply back.
Psychology of Why We Use Emoji:
Temporal gyrus is responsible for recalling biological emotions. So when an emoji is used it activates the Temporal Gyrus. Emotional communications activate the right frontal gyrus. So the right frontal Gyrus is activated as the Emojis are considered as a way of emotional communications by the brain.
They help us in social and emotional wellness. They are the substitutes of face to face communication when face to face communication is not possible. This is the reason that people love to include emojis.
Now the Fun Part:-
5 places you can use Emoji to put you in a safer place:
1) Make people understand how you feel right now:
It may be a long and tiresome day and when your friend freaks you out you can show them your mood. Or you may be absolutely happy after a special occasion Emojis would definitely help you there to express and spread your happiness to others. Use Emojis to speak right.
2) Add an emoji with a ‘k’:
You don’t have anything to speak but k? An Emoji will help you out there. It won’t make people pissed off at you while a single word ‘k’ text does. People feel foolish when they get a single ‘k’ as a reply for their long message which may end up in something terrible. So add up an Emoji and avoid the terribleness.
3) Decided to be mean? Avoid the consequences:
If you want to be mean or speak the truth but afraid of the consequences always add a tongue out Emoji which will always save you. You can always tell that you were kidding.
Remember, a tongue out smiley at the end of the text doesn’t always mean that they were kidding :p
4) You can give works to people’s brains:
Form a riddle if you are bored. Say what you have to say with smiley’s and spice up the conversations. While trying to decrypt the riddle, brains would function. Make a monotonous convo an interesting one.
5) If you don’t want to end a conversation:
If you truly don’t want a conversation with someone to end and you don’t know what to say at the same time an Emoji would be an aid there. They will see to it that you never end a conversation and make it interesting simultaneously.