Most people associate emotional feelings as coming from inside their chests.
This sign shows emotions coming up and out of the chest. The handshape is "E" hands.
The movement is circular -- up, forward, down, back.
A version of this sign is: ASSERTIVE:
Assertive uses the same movement as "emotion" but has "A" handshapes instead
of "E" handshapes.
The movement is circular --up, out, down, back. Note: if you do the
movement the opposite way, down, out, up, back--it means "act" (as in
If you do the sign ASSERTIVE a little faster and with a more "angry" facial
expression it means "aggressive."
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