Therapists say you can tell a lot about a person by the emojis they use -- and warn to look out for these red flags:
- Too many thumbs-up. If your conversations become a string of thumbs up responses, it might be a sign your partner is not truly engaged in what you are saying.
- A flood of emojis. An overload of hearts or smiley faces can make it difficult to understand what your partner is truly trying to say. In some cases, a partner may use emojis to avoid tough conversations or shy away from difficult topics.
- They send flirty emojis everywhere. In general, emojis themselves are not red flags, but heart and kiss images should be reserved for a partner. The purple devil emoji could also have sexual innuendo. Set some boundaries about using that emoji with other people.
- They don't use appropriate emojis. If your partner sends an odd emoji in a reply, something might be wrong. For example, if you get an “I love you” text with a rolling eye emoji, it might speak to frustrations or other underlying issues.