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