How do you tell someone you are excited?

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Merculangelo
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02 Jun 2012, 12:11 am

someone shows you something (lets say online)
you like it very much, i.e. it makes you happy/excited
you want to tell them your response


how do you tell them or show them without sounding very childish?
If you go for the adult-ish words, then it doesn't sound very happy/excited.
see:
"Woah! I LOVE this and it makes me excited. ..."
vs.
"I'm glad you shared this with me. I like it very much."


or also, how do you know who is or is not okay to write to in the first way?



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02 Jun 2012, 12:52 am

neither choice sounds childish to me. the first is something an effusive person would say. the second is more reserved., though still quite positive and supportive. i tend to be more reserved myself, but have noticed that effusive people tend to be more popular. if i were you, i'd say it the way i was most comfortable saying it.



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02 Jun 2012, 11:36 am

If someone doesn't like my absolute squee reaction to something, they can shove it. I'm ridiculously childish when I'm happy and in a good mood, and I do actually tend to be a bit bouncy and make squeeing-like noises.

"I never took the smile away from anybody's face,
And that's a desperate way to look for someone who is still a child."

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02 Jun 2012, 11:18 pm

i don't think I have a comfort evaluation mechanism for words.

the first way is more like how I feel, but apparently we are generally not actually supposed to tell people how we feel. that is at least what i gather from most of my experiences.