Expression is a concept synonymous with expressiveness, intensity, brightness of manifestation and presentation of one’s emotional state, feelings, and experiences. In addition, the term expression can be used to refer to indirect messages and thoughts of a person in a non-verbal form (tears, hysterics, exclamations, etc.). Those. Expression does not affect the descriptive side of the state, when a person is able to reflect on what is happening, but the immediate moment of being, the living of the emotion, its realization in external space.
The word expression expresses its meaning exclusively on the external plane of manifestation of personality. The strength and quality of the personality is largely due to the innate characteristics associated with the temperament, strength and mobility of the nervous system, pace, amplitude and intensity of mental processes. Expresses the expression of meaning for a person of a different or past event, and moreover expresses both the degree of importance and the direction (positive or negative).
Expressive components of manifestation in the outside world reflect the status of the individual (acceptance by society has a greater expressiveness), as well as belonging to a particular culture or community (for example, Italians are more expressive than Estonians). The level of development of communication skills is also manifested through the degree of development of expressive manifestations and their adequate use to create socially acceptable forms of behavior. In addition to such external factors, expression serves as an excellent regulator of the internal state of the individual, providing a way of emotional discharge during stress.
Expression is largely used to control and adjust relationships, allowing you to set a certain optimal closeness of the distance, to change the nature of the interaction. So, expressively manifested anger will repel an undesirable interlocutor, and an equally intense joy from the appearance of a person will promote rapprochement. A vivid expression of one's own feelings allows one to give a certain form to communication: conflict, clarification, interaction, consent, subordination, etc.