Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to a person’s ability to recognize emotions within themselves and others, and understand these emotions. It is the ability to use emotional cues as guide to one’s thoughts, behaviors and actions. An emotionally intelligent person is able to adapt to changing environments, and continue to work towards a goal.
If this sounds like the description of a successful salesperson, you’re correct. Emotional intelligence has an immense impact on sales performance. In fact, Colleen Stanley, author of Emotional Intelligence For Sales Success (in an interview with sales speaker and strategist Jill Konrath), describes EI as: “It’s your ability to identify, assess and control your own emotions and other’s emotions. It has a direct impact on sales results.”
Emotional intelligence was coined for a paper by Michael Beldoch, Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell University. It was made into a buzzword by Daniel Goleman and his 1995 book Emotional Intelligence.
In the book, Goleman claims that EI matters more than technical expertise when it comes to job performance and leadership, and that 67% of the abilities required for success derive from emotional intelligence.
This rings true in sales, where the ability to develop and sustain relationships is essential to success. There’s only so much that theory can do. The true test of a great salesperson is when you put them in stressful situations. Many make the mistake of letting their emotions overpower their purpose/ goal. This leads to unproductive behaviors, such as product dumping, pursuing non-qualified leads and more. It can also turn prospects off, instead of bringing them into the fold.
A study by Gallup consultants Tony Rutigliano and Benson Smith claims that customer satisfaction and loyalty depend on their emotional connection with the salesperson. They say that a customer is 12 times more likely to remain loyal if they like the salesperson.
There are key emotional intelligence competencies that are shared by successful salespersons.
Empathy is the ability to put yourself in the shoes of your prospect. It is when you go outside of yourself in order to be aware and understand another person’s feelings and needs.
In sales, it bears on your general outlook towards another person. Are you able to look at them objectively? Do you try to understand their motivations? Is your customer service attentive and able to anticipate customer needs?
Shift your focus from your prospects for a moment and look at yourself. Remember that you also have your own set of motivations and needs. You have your own strengths and limitations, as well.
Wherever you are in ‘knowing yourself’ affects how you reach out to others. Do you come off as confident? Are you able to stand your ground and persuade your audience to consider your side? Can you influence and gain the commitment of your prospect?
Colleen Stanley puts it succinctly: “Know thyself. What are your hot buttons? What situations cause you to react or not act in a manner that serves you well personally and professionally?”
Once you have a good level of self-awareness, you can be strategic in how you approach business relationships. Play on your strengths instead of highlighting your weaknesses. Put your best foot forward as you work towards self-improvement and becoming a more emotionally intelligent salesperson.
A salesperson eats rejection for breakfast. Thus, if you want to succeed in this field, you need to have a healthy level of self-esteem. Rejection is a part of sales. A salesperson achieves success by facing this reality, and waking up each day ready for breakfast!
What do you want for yourself and how do you hope to achieve this? Are you driven enough to try to attain your goals? Do you have what it takes to sustain the work necessary to achieving these goals?
There is a process in sales, which usually takes months. It is not a field suited for someone who is incapable of delayed gratification. The hours are long; and the work can sometimes be frustrating. You need to be driven, consistent, and optimistic if you want to succeed in sales.
Several high-profile companies, such as Motorola, 3M, American Express, Honeywell and MetLife have begun to offer emotional intelligence improvement programs as part of their management training. While EI in sales is still new, several sales leaders are already integrating emotional intelligence training into their sales training programs.
According to Collen Stanley: “Elevating your Sales EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) helps you sell bigger deals, in less time at full margin…. You have a sales team that knows how to manage themselves, read prospects better and overall are more enjoyable to work with.”
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the violence that marred today’s All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the State as shameful and a clear indication that “the APC will fail woefully in the July 14 governorship election because apart from its rejection be Ekiti people, the party has become a house divided against that can never hold.”
Governor Fayose, who reacted through his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said; “The whole world can now see the so-called progressives. Ordinary primary election, they can’t hold. It is shameful!”
He said “if the party could be this violent during their own primary election, won’t they
do worse things during the election proper?
“INEC should therefore be mindful of being used to manipulate the July 14 election in favour of APC because the party has today, lost the election by the open advertisement of its anti-democratic credentials.”
Governor Fayose, who reiterated that APC was a party of hypocrites and anti-democratic elements, masquerading as progressives, added that “A party, who uses guns and machetes to settle minor political disagreements among its members as done in Ado Ekiti today, in the full glare of the public, will use grenades and missiles to confront inter-party issues.”
With Anto, Lolu and Khloe eviction last Sunday, the build up to tomorrow’s grand finale and live show has been drama filled with clashes, tension, intrigues and emotional moments in the Big Brother house.
The final showdown like the edition, See Gobbe, has seen celebrities drum support for their favourite candidates. Leading the squad is Omo Baba Olowo, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, who has come to support Tobi. He took to his Twitter page writing: “Team TEAM TOBI for the win.”
Another celebrity who has pitched her tent with the former Heritage Bank staff is Nollywood actress, Liz Anjorin. On her Instagram page, she wrote “Tobi Bakre for the money. Tobi Bakre is (O.B.A) Omo Baba Alanu not (O.B.O) Omo Baba Olowo. To me, my cutest Tobi Bakre is working hard to earn a living. We can all see how brilliant, smart and eloquent Tobi is.
“Please, lets join hands and show him pure love to make him win. Please, I’m begging you nooni, if truly you want your children to be smart and brilliant like Tobi Bakre, oya help me vote my son.”
Simi Esiri, wife of singer, Dr Sid, who has been a staunch supporter of Tobi wrote: “Honestly I’m blown away with how well he’s done so far. It’s the last stretch now and we can see that Tobi genuinely has a shot at winning #BBNaijaGuys let’s vote for him because he has played the game fair and square.
“He has won numerous tasks and been Head of house more than three times and apart from the game, Tobi has been a gentleman and legit friend to everyone in the house. He’s a REAL G and deserves to win.”
Actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot, seems to be torn between Miracle and Tobi. On his Instagram page, he wrote: “On a more serious note, the Toracle brothers (Tobi and Miracle) are cool and special. Big Brother Naija is just a game, let’s enjoy it and remove sentiments. May the best TORACLE man win.”
Also supporting Tobi is Nollywood actor, Timini Egbuson, who said he was supporting the five-time BBNaija Head of House and expects him to win. The Actor on his Twitter page wrote: “Fully supporting/voting Tobi. He did the work, now it’s time for us to get him that cash! Vote please for him to win. Tweets and comments don’t count.”
Singer, Orezi also pitched his tent for Tobi to emerge winner of the show. He wrote “TEAM Tobi for the win. Tobi for the money.”
For DJ Exclusive it is Miracle, as he wrote on his twitter page: “MIRACLE!! Winner of BBNaija ‘DOUBLE WAHALA 2018!!!
Last Sunday live show took off with a performance from Mavin Record’s Reekado Banks, who performed his latest single ‘Like’. Biggie, always with an ace up his sleeves, asked the housemates to move to the arena, where they were to have their final wager challenge.
The housemates were asked to pick a suitcase each from 10 suitcases holding various gift items including a cash prize. If a housemate picked the suitcase with the cash prize, the wager would be lost. Miracle picked the suitcase with the money thus winning the cash prize, even as the housemates now get to spend their last week in the house without their wager.
The housemates were up for even more surprises as they each received a video message from their loved ones back home wishing them well on the final leg of the show.
Meanwhile, during the week, feud between Cee-C and Tobi reached an all time low, as angry Cee-C stomped around the BBNaija house firing insults at Tobi, on Wednesday, thus drawing reactions from viewers of the show.
For her action was issued a warning strike for going berserk on fellow housemate. She verbally attacked Tobi, and challenged him to a fight. Tobi on his part received a word of advise from Biggie.
It would be recalled that Tobi and Cee-C (Ceebi) developed a relationship after Biggie paired the housemates together. However, the estranged housemates have not been on talking terms since the beginning of their complicated feud.
At the initial stage of their relationship, Cee-C constantly taunts Tobi with false accusations and mind games, while he always apologised to her at every accusation made.
The line was drawn earlier in the show when Cee-C accused Tobi of sexually assaulting her during one of her anger episodes. Tobi debunked the allegations, and this brought to an end to their relationship in the house. Since falling out with Cee-C, Tobi moved on and became close friends with Anto and Alex much to the annoyance of Cee-C.
Cee-C had early on Wednesday begun insulting Tobi claiming he has been gossiping about her. She described him as a ‘useless, miserable fool’, and accused him of relating with every female in the house. “You are a man and you cannot stand on your own,” she said.
Prior to the Wednesday melodrama, there was a twist in the Head of House challenge on Monday. Unlike when the housemates will go into the arena and play a game of chance, Biggie asked them to choose from either a housemate who has either had the least opportunity or the most experience in leading the House.
Miracle put Cee-C’s name up, trying to be fair towards everyone, Alex disputing the nomination suggested it be put to a vote. Cee-C, who has never had the opportunity to be Head of House, missed out on the opportunity when they decided to vote on it. Nina emerged Head of House after the vote.
Having flouted the Biggie’s directive, which did not go well with him, the housemates were given 90 minutes to reverse the choice. They were given the option to choose from either Cee-C or Tobi in the space of minimal time.
Tobi having won the highest number of Head of House challenge and Cee-C none opted out of the race, hence leaving Cee-C as the choice. However, barely 12 hours after her ascendance to the throne, Cee-C was on Wednesday dethroned from being the Head of House following her verbal attack on Tobi earlier in the day. With the development, Biggie ordered for new election. Alex was chosen as the new Head of House.
As if the ‘gods’ affirmed their approval of Alex’s ascension to the throne, she alongside Miracle won the ‘Close-Up Teeth Task’ last Thursday. Biggie asked the housemates to prepare for their presentation, first by creating groups as they were to present the task in these groups.
Alex and Cee-C was the first pair to present their task piece. Alex presented her bae issues, mentioning how her boyfriend always has her brush her teeth before a kiss.
Cee-C then gave Alex some brushing advice, alerting her that there are very damaging and ineffective brushing methods that lead to oral problems. She also offered her some Close-up products like tooth paste and tooth brushes.
Next was Miracle and Nina (Alpha). Miracle was to go on a date and his brother advised him to cover his mouth when talking to the ‘babe’ who in this case was Nina, and it looked like he too needed some Close-up intervention.
Miracle tried hard to keep his mouth covered while talking to the babe (Nina) but his hand gave in and the odour escaped, having Nina leave him right there. His ‘brother’ offered him a range of Close-up products in order to rectify his mouth odour problem but advised him to get rid if his father’s toothbrush. Miracle heeded to his brother’s advice and got his own brush, it was then that Nina obliged to a second date and scored himself a bae.
Tobi and Cee-C was the third pair to make their presentation. Tobi tried to chase his singing dreams but ended up being chased off the stage because of his smelly mouth. His babe offered some Close-up products and he made come back with a fresh breath. She also gave him more mouth health advice.
Up next was Miracle and Alex. Miracle tried to keep his odour from ruining his job interview but Alex insisted he speak and when he did, need we say more… Miracle decided to seek medical advise, and the doctor broke the odour dilemma down and advised him to use his new Close-up products instead of the toothbrush he’s been using since he was a kid. Miracle managed to kick the odour blues away and got his dream job.
Tobi and Nina (Omega) made the last presentation. Both had been tinder buddies for a while and decided to meet. Things however took a rather smelly turn when Nina uncovered her mouth, which resulted in Tobi running off. Dr. Tobi explained the odour issue and offered Nina a range of Close-up products to improve her chances of getting a kiss.
After all the presentations, Miracle and Alex (Delta) emerged as the winner of the challenge thereby bagging one million naira cash prize and N50,000 Close-up products worth.
This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and it must be treated as such. All security agencies must stand on the side of due process and immediately mobilise their personnel to retrieve the mace and apprehend the mastermind and the perpetrators of this act.
This action is also an affront on the legislature, and the leadership of the House has come to express their support against this action.
The Senate is now in an Executive session.
An updated statement will be released immediately after the closed door session.
Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi
Source: Premium Times
Most times, the strongest of all are those who fight and conquer battles that nobody has an inkling about (Ademola Adelu).
Only those who have experienced darkness can truly value the significance of light.
However, this writeup is mainly targeted at Young school leavers just like the writer himself. For this is the most important and crucial moment in life.
You should always realise that; What you decide now and venture into may depict the way your entire life shall go.
This forms the genesis of this great question- Do you have a proper, a solid and a sound blueprint???
If you chose No, it is never too late. Take a deep breathe and ruminate on this food for thoughts as the core of your life’s blueprint.
The Core of Your Life’s Blueprint
# Always Have a Stern Belief in Your own Dignity:
Do not allow any one make you feel you are worthless. Always feel that you have worth by justifying that with ur innate abilities and strengths. You also have to always own your life with ultimate significance and high esteem.
# Set Defined and Achievable Goals:
As days unfold, keep drawing out the road map of your life as regards to the work you will do, strategic steps to crossing the hurdle and finally take action.
# Act With Focus,Total Dedication and Determination:
Once you have discovered what you will do in life, set out to do it well with the zeal and determination to achieving excellence in your desired path. Always ensure every moment pays tribute towards the ultimate goal.
If beign a Bush proves abortive at the moment, be a Tree,
If being a Sun proves abortive at the moment, be a Star,
If beign a Highway proves abortive at the moment, be a Trail
For its not by size that you win or you fail. Just be whatever you are as long as you are still on the right track to you final destination.
To crown it up, I would like to conclude with this inspirational quote of a renowned motivational speaker (Martin Luther King);
If you can’t fly, run,
If you can’t run, walk,
If you can’t walk, crawl
Always remember that the life of any successful person today, has never being like that of a Crystal stair or a straight line graph. Hence, you must keep moving until you achieve your ultimate goals.
Author: Ademola Adelu
Good day great leaders I welcome you to another edition of the LEADERS CORNER, it is so good to hear from you again, and also wish you happy weekend. Today we would be looking at signs to show that you lack emotional intelligence, I have been there and am still working on mine so don’t get bothered this still happens to you, couple with the fact of things we face daily it might look like an hurdle one can’t overcome when it comes to emotional intelligence but the goodnews is that we can do it. ‘’Remember you can be anything you put your mind to’’.
So let us look briefly at five emotional intelligence traits you have been practicing and how to overcome them:
Many of us are guilty of this, and are easily stressed by any Slightest tension or any activities that seems beyond our control and this unaddressed emotions strain the mind and the body. People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other,and this is a less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse and even thoughts of suicide.
SOLUTION: When faced with stress, try and relax yourself and make the stress more manageable thereby enabling you to spot and tackle tough situations before things escalate.
YOU MAKE ASSUMPTIONS QUICKLY AND DEFEND THEM VEHEMENTLY
People who lack emotional intelligence form an opinion quickly and then succumb to confirmation bias, meaning they gather evidence that supports their opinion and ignore any evidence to the contrary. More often than not, they argue to make people support their views. This is especially dangerous for leaders, as their under-thought-ideas become the entire team’s strategy.
SOLUTION: Instead of making quick judgments and assumptions, weigh and ruminate on your thoughts and don’t let your reactions be driven by your emotions. You should give your thoughts time to develop and consider the possible consequences and counter-arguments. Then, you communicate your developed idea in the most effective way possible, taking into account the needs and opinions of their audience.
YOU HOLD GRUDGES
Many of us tends to hold on to grudges and this shows you are not emotionally intelligent and the negative emotions that come with holding on to a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding on to stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding on to a grudge means you’re holding on to stress.
SOLUTION: Try as much as possible to do away with grudges, letting go of a grudge not only makes you feel better now but can also improve your health.
YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR TRIGGERS
Many people that cant control their emotions or how to respond to things don’t know their triggers such as situations and people that push their buttons and thus making them to act impulsively.
SOLUTION: Study your triggers and use this knowledge to sidestep situations and people before they get the best of them.
YOU BLAME OTHER PEOPLE FOR HOW THEY MAKE YOU FEEL
So many are fond of blaming people for their outburst and actions, but would you continue to use people as an excuse of how and what you feel? So funny how many of us even accuse the devil of pushing us to do things, this injustice on the devil must stop. You are responsible for your happiness and your actions.
SOLUTION: No one can make you feel anything that you don’t want to. Thinking otherwise only holds you back . take responsibility for your actions this shows you are in charge of your life.
Am sure many of us have seen where we have been guilty and would want us to work on it that is why solutions has been provided, and I want to encourage you to practice this as it is a continuous process and might take time to get to the the level where we are emotionally stable and sound. This is a great trait a leader must acquire so please take a move and save yourself and your families, friends and followers of been emotionally down every time. Thanks for reading.
And always remember to make someone smile..it worth more than anything in the world.. Love you guys
Anticpate our new topic for next week….I won’t let the cat out of the bag. Wait for it
Till we meet again on leaders corner I remain OLUWATOBI OKE (pastorgoody)
Have you ever been in a situation where it seems you woke up from the wrong side of your bed? Where everything just seems it is not going the way you planned? Or perhaps have someone turned you down or not appreciate you after doing a great job? Have you ever felt in such a way that you cant explain why you are gloomy and feeling unhappy? Have someone ever said something to you that killed your morale all through the day? If you have ever experienced any of this, congratulations you are not in this alone.
But when you find yourself in this situation how do you handle it, am pretty sure many of us transfer our aggression to people and make them pay for what they knew nothing about. It makes people immediately notice when you are not in the mood or perhaps when you have mood swing . it becomes so bad for you as a leader at home, workplace and every section where you lead because it affects your effectiveness and thereby damping others morale and emotions. May I tell you this as a leader it is not enough for you to be very intelligent even though it is a key factor in leading others but if your emotional intelligence is very low then am careful to say that your organization is going down the drain because as a leader you are meant to influence others and a very important way of doing this is how you communicate, and your emotion at this part plays a key role.
So you might what to ask what is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence refers to the capability of a person(leader) to manage and control his or her emotions and possess the ability to control the emotions of others as well, that is,they can influence the emotions of other people also.
Having established the fact that emotional intelligence is a very important skill in leadership. it has been researched that for one to be emotionally intelligent this five elements must be seen as a trait in such a person which are:
SELF-AWARENESS: How aware are you of your environment, this makes you be in a better position to understand others, and affect people around you, this also means you are aware of your strengths and weakness. And anytime you experience anger try take note of what made you annoyed.
SELF-REGULATION: This is the next step in which you think and digest what you intend saying before spilling it out and this would impact others in a positive way, that is, you must be accountable to yourself whenever you make a mistake and always try to be calm in whatever situation.
MOTIVATION: How motivated are you when faced with series of tasks, when you are motivated as a leader it becomes easy for you to influence others, as a leader show your followers how it is done by leading by example and always see something good in every challenge you find yourself.
EMPHATY: As a emotional intelligent person, how well are you able to put yourself in other’s shoes before judging them and as a leader you should be able to empathise with others because this in turn makes you earn the respect of your followers.
SOCIAL SKILLS: This is about communicating your point of view to your follower, and this is needed to help build relationship and in turn makes them trust you as a leader.
|Diagram showing elements of emotional intelligence|
Check yourself if you are truly emotionally intelligent, in my next article I would be sharing with us signs that shows you lack emotional intelligence. I would appreciate you seek honest opinions of others especially your followers and ask them how you react when you are annoyed? And how well you handle tasks under pressure? This would give you a direction on where you need to adjust and be emotionally intelligent.
Till we meet again on leaders corner I remain OLUWATOBI OKE (pastorgoody)
Happy emoji with a wide grin. Chat partner is in a very good temper and laughing cheerfully.
|😃||Smiling Face With Open Mouth
Typical smiley face with open mouth and oval eyes. Is in a positive mood, shows its teeth and laughs cheerfully.
|😄||Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
Smiley’s mouth is wide open, its eyes squeezed shut with joy. Laughs loudly, cheerfully and heartily. Only the typical emoji eyes distinguish it from the classical smiley face.
|😆||Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Closed Eyes
Emoji is on the verge of a fit of laughter. Means the same as “XD” and “><” as a text-based emoticon.
Smiley blinks mischievously with one eye. Expression of humor, has been pulling a practical joke or is flirting with you.
|😊||Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
Is very happy and grinning. Also a little embarrassed and has red cheeks. The eyes are laughing, showing its joy. Text-based variant: ^^.
|🙂||Slightly Smiling Face
Emoji is at one with the world and at the same time a little happy. Has a slight smile on its face.
Smiley is squinting its eyes. The eyebrows are pitched, while it shows a somewhat mischievous and timid grin.
Face shows the inner tension, could also be flushing with embarrassment. Eyes are wide open. Is bashful, or in an awkward or surprising situation.
|😁||Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
Smiley is showing its teeth while grinning, eyes are smiling awkwardly. Is very happy at the moment or a little embarrassed.
Chat partner is jocular. Is hilariously fooling around, pulling funny faces. Might also mean nervous or ungainly.
Complacently grinning smiley. Caution is recommended. Someone might be having something cunning up his sleeve. Emoji is also used for flirting.
Smiley is topsy-turvy, horsing around and clowning about. The emoji also has a funny and sarcastic meaning.
|😍||Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes
Chat partner is aglow with happiness and can only see hearts. Doesn’t really know what to do with his joy. Is in love or slobbering over someone.
Emoji with raised eyebrows is shocked and disappointed. Something unexpected has happened, which causes unpleasant agony.
Smiley with crossed eyes is totally dazed. Is confused and so dizzy it doesn’t know which side is up. About to faint.
The mouth is open and the eyes are crossed. Emoji is extremely amazed and surprised. Would not have expected this.
|😦||Frowning Face With Open Mouth
Emoji’s mouth is open with horror. It is frowning. Was caught red-handed. Feels totally taken by surprise.
|😷||Face With Medical Mask
Smiley wants to protect itself from something with the surgical mask. Is in the hospital or an emergency has happened. Is also used as a sign for the avian flu and SARS.
|😱||Face Screaming in Fear
Horror-stricken face with two hands, screaming. Is scared stiff, feeling nothing but fear and panic.
Scared smiley is frightened and stunned. Seems to be deeply shocked by a serious event.
|😭||Loudly Crying Face
Emoji is both very sad and distraught, or is dying of laughter. Tears are pouring out of the eyes like a waterfall.
|😰||Face With Open Mouth & Cold Sweat
Smiley with a blue forehead is shocked and worried. Cold sweat is dripping from the forehead and the mouth is open, dumbfounded.
Smiley with drooping eyebrows is sad and crying. A tear drop is running down the cheek. A picture of misery.
|😥||Disappointed but Relieved Face
Is relieved that something is over, but also disappointed. Has experienced a stressful situation with an unpleasant outcome, for example, a test.
|😓||Face With Cold Sweat
Smiley with cold sweat on the forehead and down-turned corners of the mouth. Something was a close call, but it narrowly escaped disaster. Is also used for hard work.
|😅||Smiling Face With Open Mouth & Cold Sweat
A situation has been positively mastered. Cold sweat is running down, the mouth is open. Smiley is relieved, laughing mischievously and impishly.
|😂||Face With Tears of Joy
Is so happy that it is shedding tears of joy. Has a fit of laughter and can hardly contain itself.
Emoji is dead tired and would love to sleep now. The bubble emerging from the nose is a typical manga symbol for a sleeping character.
|😘||Face Throwing a Kiss
Smiley sends you a loving kiss that comes from the heart. Might want to thank you for something with the kiss.
Emoji brings its lips forward, eyes are wide open. Looks completely innocent and shy and is prepared to kiss. Could also stand for “whistling” or “duck face”.
|😙||Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes
Smiley is very happy and expectant. Anticipates a kiss, the eyes smiling full of hope.
|😚||Kissing Face With Closed Eyes
Smiley’s cheeks are blushing in anticipation. The eyes are closed when kissing. Is loving and affectionate.
|😶||Face Without Mouth
Emoji without a mouth. Is speechless, has no words. Someone does not want to or cannot say anything about a specific topic.
|😮||Face With Open Mouth
Perplexed smiley is looking completely puzzled. Is quite amazed, the open mouth expresses total surprise.
|🙄||Face With Rolling Eyes
Smiley is lifting up its eyes. Finds the current situation boring or annoying. Will disregard the message.
Smiley is looking up, holding its hand to the chin. Is questioning a statement, mulling over something or thinking about a brilliant idea.
Face without any emotional expression. Smiley shows no feelings, is completely frozen or just neutral.
Smiley with zipper instead of a mouth is keeping a secret for itself. Lips are closed or chat partner’s lips should remain closed.
|🤒||Face With Thermometer
Smiley with red cheeks has a thermometer in its mouth. Feels sick (cold) or could be in the hospital.
Good night and sweet dreams! Smiley is dead tired and would love to go to sleep or has already nodded off.
|😋||Face Savouring Delicious Food
Bon appetit! Smiley is licking the corner of its mouth with its tongue. Is eating something extremely delicious.
|😜||Face With Stuck-Out Tongue & Winking Eye
Smiley boldly sticks out the tongue, winking with one eye. Has made a joke or wants to flirt with the chat partner. Also known as the crazy face.
|😛||Face With Stuck-Out Tongue
Emoji has heard enough. Is somewhat moody and miffed now and sticks out its tongue at its counterpart. Or smiley is joking and doesn’t take things too seriously.
|😝||Face With Stuck-Out Tongue & Tightly Closed Eyes
Face is screwing its eyes up with mischievous glee. Even boldly sticks out the tongue.
Smiley has dollar signs in its eyes, the tongue is a banknote. Could have won something or is sensing a financial chance. Implicates a sense of wealth.
Sympathetic emoji with nerd glasses and big hare teeth is smiling kindly. Represents a typical nerd.
|😎||Smiling Face With Sunglasses
I’m the king of the world! Mr. Cool Smiley with sunglasses. Is totally self-assured and relaxed. Everything is absolutely easy and cool.
Smiley with red cheeks is stretching out its hands toward you. Wants to hug you. It’s an open and cordial gesture.
|😇||Smiling Face With Halo
Smiley has a halo on its head and smiles. Would like to express its (possibly pretended) innocence.
Emoji with raised eyebrows is totally speechless and horrified. Nothing can be added to what has just been said.
Smiley with one downturned corner of the mouth does not agree with something. Is disappointed, had imagined this in a different way.
Face with very sad mouth angle. Emoji seems unhappy and disgruntled. Clearly shows its counterpart what it is feeling.
Smiley with raised eyebrows and downward pointing corners of the mouth. Is worried, totally horrified, and speechless.
Emoji shows an expression without any emotions. A neutral look without prejudice. Neither positive nor negative image.
Face is directed downwards. Smiley is very sad and frustrated and gives a disappointed impression.
A pensive expression on the face. Emoji looks downwards and needs time to think.
Everything went well! Relieved smiley face. Is happy that something unpleasant is over without having caused any harm.
Slightly annoyed smiley face is less than enthusiastic about something. Doesn’t feel happy at all about it and wants to show this.
Emoji is struggling and suffering. However, has to endure the situation and will have worked it through some day.
How on earth could that happen? Smiley is extremely dismayed and bewildered. Is very frustrated and could do nothing but cry.
Overtired emoji with narrowed eyes and open mouth. Is very exhausted and worn out. Needs some rest now.
Leave me alone! Reluctant smiley with raised eyebrows and mouth downturned. Is totally sluggish and listless.
|😤||Face With Look of Triumph
White steam clouds are coming out of the smiley’s nose. Is snorting with rage or triumphing over someone else.
Beware, danger of explosion! Furious emoji face. Is annoyed and already sulking with a deep-red face.
Smiley is upset, angry, and totally furious. You had better keep out of the person’s way.
Slobbering face, the saliva flowing from the corner of the mouth. Wants something so much that it cannot concentrate on any other thing out of sheer anticipation.
|🤣||Rolling On The Floor, Laughing
This is funny! A smiley face, rolling on the floor, laughing. The face is laughing boundlessly. Short form: ROFL.
Pinocchio smiley with very long nose. Told a lie or says the chat partner is lying. That’s why the nose is getting longer and longer.
|🤠||Face With Cowboy Hat
Howdy! Typical American smiley with cowboy hat from the Wild West. Stands for freedom, nature, and hard work.
Disgusted smiley, which is already green with sickness and nausea. Might mean reluctance and aversion.
Made-up clown face from the circus world. Stands for fun and entertainment, but can also trigger fears in certain people.
|💩||Pile of Poo
Crap, oh no! Such a Sh**! A laughing pile of feces, symbol for excrements. Could describe a situation or criticize a statement of the chat partner.
Violet devil with horns is not jesting. Looks grim with raised eyebrows. You should be particularly careful.
|😈||Smiling Face With Horns
Mischievously grinning goblin smiley with small devil horns. He’s a real teaser, planning something ugly just now.
The Tengu is an evil and magical being from Japan. Has supernatural powers and brings forth disaster.
|👹||Japanese Ogre “Namahage”
The Oni represents a demon and spirit of hell in Japanese mythology. An ugly figure with horns, chasing evil souls.
A mischievous smiley spirit sticks out the tongue and tries to frighten you. But it is too cute to do any serious damage.
Kill me! The skull emoji is used in unpleasant situations or to symbolize terrible things.
|☠||Skull and Crossbones
Be careful! The death’s head with crossed bones is a symbol of death. A warning sign for toxic substances and hazards.
The aliens are here! Symbol for an extraterrestrial being. However, smiles friendly and comes in peace.
|😺||Smiling Cat Face With Open Mouth
Laughing cat with open mouth. Means fun and smirking. The cattiness might stand for femininity.
|😸||Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes
Cat face, which is on its toes. The eyes are smiling, it’s grinning and very satisfied. The chat partner can have fun with this cat.
|😼||Cat Face With Wry Smile
Cat is laughing daringly with boldly raised corners of the mouth. Might fancy a flirt. However, you had better be cautious.
|😽||Kissing Cat Face With Closed Eyes
Cat with red cheeks and eyes closed. Its lips are pointed and it wants to kiss you.
|😻||Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Eyes
Overjoyed, laughing cat face with hearts on the eyes. Is very much in love or very grateful for a friendly service.
|🙀||Weary Cat Face
Cat is horrified, holding its paws next to the mouth, which is open with terror. Only shows the white of the eyes and needs a break right now. Also known as tired cat.
|😾||Pouting Cat Face
Profile view of a cat face. The corners of the mouth and the whiskers are pointing downwards. Is in a bad mood and has turned away angrily.
|😿||Crying Cat Face
Cat face with downturned eyebrows and corners of the mouth. A tear runs down the cheek, is sad and has to cry.
|😹||Cat Face With Tears of Joy
Cat emoji with clenched eyes and open mouth. Is enthusiastic and helpless with laughter. Has tears of joy in the eyes.
Bravo, very well done! Emoji shows two clapping hands. Is mostly used for expressing consent. Several clapping hands intensify the applause 👏👏👏.
Hand with thumb turned up. Stands for commitment, everything is okay! Caution: In Arab countries, this is interpreted as showing the two fingers.
|👎||Thumbs Down Sign
Thumb turned down stands for rejection. Also known as the false death myth meaning with Roman gladiators.
|👊||Fisted Hand Sign
The stretched-out fist means “Check!” — an encouragement. Can also be interpreted as a threatening punch.
I can do it! The raised fist implies power and strength. Today also linked to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Is also used as a solemn gesture or to display zero items.
|☝||Up Pointing Index
The raised forefinger stands for a threat: Beware! Could also be a gesture of instruction.
Victory hand sign stands for victory or peace. In Great Britain, can be seen in an insulting way as a woman with spread-out legs.
Emoji shows a raised palm with fingers. It stands for a welcome or farewell as well as for “Stop, I’ve had enough!”
|🖐||Raised Hand With Fingers Splayed
“Don’t come closer” or “Stop, wait!” The spread out hand can also indicate the number 5 or a high five.
|👌||Ok Hand Sign
Thumb and forefinger touch one another, forming a circle. Symbol for “Okay, no problem!”, “Everything is OK!”, or “I like it!”.
|👈||Back Of Hand Pointing To The Left
Right this way! Trigger finger shows to the left. Is meant to point in a certain direction or indicate something.
|👉||Back Of Hand Pointing To The Right
Trigger finger shows to the right. Draws your attention to something following or wants to remind you of something. Can also be an admonishing wiggling of the trigger finger.
|👋||Waving Hand Sign
Hello and goodbye! A friendly waving hand. Can be used as a welcome or farewell.
|🤘||Sign of the Horns
Little finger and forefinger are forming horns. Can have many meanings, such as unfaithfulness, superstition, metal horns, or devil’s salutation. Holy gesture in Buddhism.
|🖕||Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended
In western culture, the middle finger smiley is used as a rude and offensive gesture.
|👐||Open Hands Sign
The two opened hands are stretched toward the counterpart. Represents affection and openness.
“You can do that!” or “I feel strong!” Arm with tense biceps. Also used in connection with doing sports, e.g. at the gym.
|🙌||Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration
Hallelujah! Hands are stretched upwards to celebrate. Is having a party, dancing wildly and friskily. Is in a good mood or having a lot of fun. Can also stand for “Banzai”, a Japanese cheer that brings luck and joy for 10,000 years.
|🙏||Person With Folded Hands
Two hands pressed together. Is currently very introverted, saying a prayer, or hoping for enlightenment. Is also used as a “high five” or to say thank you.
|🖖||Raised Hand With Part Between Middle and Ring Fingers
A hand sign based on sacred Jewish letters. The gesture has become known by the series “Star Trek” and Mr. Spock.
Right hand writing with a pen. Could mean: I’ll get in touch and will write you a message.
Emoji for a casual, easy-going behavior that feels comfortable. Applying nail varnish can mean: Let us go out! Can also be used for manicure and beauty.
A slightly opened mouth and red, full lips have a strong, attractive signaling effect on both sexes.
The stretched-out tongue can be used to reinforce a joke. I am on the ball and ready for jokes!
Two footprints suggest difficulties, which will soon be overcome by your own efforts. Also used as a symbol for a baby’s feet, or: I’m on the way!
The ear emoji can mean “I can hear something” or “You have my full attention”. The ear is also one of the erotic zones of man and woman.
The nose generally stands for the olfactory sense. Emoji indicates that something has a strong scent. Depending on the context, this may be nice or unpleasant.
Beware, someone is watching you! Two eyes are looking to the left. Someone is keeping an eye on you, you’re under observation!
A single eye. In ancient cultures often a religious sign, such as the eye of Horus or the evil eye in the Orient. Or: I have an eye on you, you are under observation!
|👥||Silhouette Of Two Busts
The silhouette of two people. A friend you can rely on is standing behind you. Also symbolizes a community or group.
A baby face with a ringlet. Emoji can indicate an imminent pregnancy or the desire for a child.
A beautiful, distinguished and aristocratic princess with a crown or a diadem. The dream of all little girls. You can be happy if a man sends you this emoji, because then you are his princess.
|🙇||Person Bowing Deeply
A person who is bowing to you. Is grateful because of something and deeply bows to you. Can also be an offering of reverence.
|🙅||Face With No Good Gesture
Stop this immediately! Woman with crossed arms. Defensive posture. Shows that something is wrong and disruptive.
|🙆||Face With Ok Gesture
Everything is okay! Woman with hands above her head. Wants to tell you that everything is fine. There’s no problem. Also known as the ballerina.
|💁||Information Desk Person
How can I assist? Service-oriented, friendly emoticon, for example for employees of an information desk.
|🙋||Happy Person Raising One Hand
Person is cheerful and lifts a hand. Wants to say: I have a question or an answer.
I have no idea of nothing. The shrug of the shoulders shows ignorance or the lack of interest in something. Text version: ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I am dissatisfied! Emoji pouts and openly shows its displeasure. Could be an indication that someone is angry and annoyed.
Emoji shows a woman with a frown. Her expression is very distressed and sad. Could indicate sad news.
“I want to party” or “I’m so excited!” The dancing woman in the red dress is also often associated with salsa. In general stands for fun and joy.
|👫||Man and Woman Holding Hands
With you, all worries are gone! Couple in love is standing side by side. Man and woman are holding hands, beaming happily.
|👭||Two Women Holding Hands
Two women are holding hands. They could be best friends or siblings. Emoji could also explicitly stand for the same-sex female love.
|💑||Couple With Heart
I’m so happy with you! A couple in love (man and woman) next to each other. Both are happy and laughing. The heart represents love.
Man and woman with closed eyes and lips pointed to kiss. They would love to kiss now. The pink heart stands for love.
|👯||Women With Bunny Ears
Two Playboy Bunnies with rabbit ears. These models represent the American Playboy magazine for men and globally stand for attractiveness. The emoji is also used as a symbol for ballet as well as for “Let’s party!”
I want to go swimming and to bathe in the sun! The bikini is a symbol of summer, sun and fun. Can also mean “You look great, sexy bikini!”
Red sensual lip print. Would like to give you a kiss, thereby leaving an imprint of the lipstick. Can mean “You’re so nice” or “Many thanks!”
Attention, here comes a vamp! Men are sexually attracted by red high heels. Wants to go out and experience something exciting.
In Great Britain, the top hat is worn on traditional occasions like a wedding. Also known from Monopoly.
“This is top” or “You are the best!” The crown embellished with precious jewels represents power and luxury. Is also known as king emoji.
Will you marry me? Also “I’m spoken for!” The ring is set with a diamond, the most precious gem ever. Is mostly used in conjunction with relationships or for expressing approval.
|Teddy A and Bam Bam Kissing|
The show which is supposed to discover talents while entertaining viewers at the same time has become a shadow of itself as all it seems to portray is immorality and other socially unacceptable vices. The housemates see no big deal in indulging in sexual activities live on TV.
The question most viewers have been asking is, “Have they forgotten that the show is being broadcast live on air?” However, while some of the housemates are bold to admit to having sex, others are in denial.
Miracle and Nina started making out in the first week of getting into the house and the pair shamelessly display it like it’s a norm.
Lolu and Anto have been accused of being sexually active with each other. The accusation came from their fellow housemate, Miracle, who claimed that some of the condoms provided by big brother were missing because some housemates other than him and Nina were having sex and he specifically mentioned Anto and Lolu.
However, it is now certain that the duo are having sex which is actually not a surprise as Anto once told evicted housemate, Kbrule, that she is a grown woman and she has slept with quite a number of men.
During the week, Anto boldly told Lolu to have sex with her. In her words, “I want you to have sex with me, Lolu, I love having sex.” In fact, the duo are not ashamed of having sex on live TV as they now display condoms on the headrest of their bed, a move that has since attracted mixed reactions from fellow housemates and viewers.
The latest couple to be caught in the sex scandal is Teddy A and Bambam. The duo were recently caught on camera having sex in the bathroom during their shower time. This latest development has attracted even more negative criticisms than that of Nina and Miracle, Anto and Lolu, Cee-C and Tobi or Alex and Leo.
Alex and Leo have been very discreet about their romance ever since it begun but they seem to have become bolder about it now. Alex who recently cried uncontrollably when Leo left her to chat with Miracle while she was engrossed kissing him, allowed Leo to openly finger her ‘woman’s’ while she moaned with pleasure.
As the weeks go by, the reality show continue to take interesting twists and turns but also continue to put the promotion of sex and immorality at the forefront and majority of its viewers continue to condemn it.