Do you ever think about the emotional effect your words carry?
Some are obvious - like love, hate, anger, etc. But some are not so obvious.
Sometimes words that seem to convey your meaning actually cause an emotional effect on others that you don't intend or want.
For instance, consider the word "anxious."
You might say "I'm anxious to meet you," or "I'm anxious to tour your home," or "I'm anxious to begin marketing your home."
And when you say it, you mean that you are looking forward to it. In fact, you can hardly wait!
Unfortunately, the hidden emotion behind the word "anxious" can subconsciously tell people that you're afraid, worried, apprehensive, or dreading it.
Obviously, not everyone will pick up that vibe. But since some will, it's better to replace "Anxious" with "eager."
"Eager" says you're "rarin' to go!"
Another troublesome word is "Expert."
That one can convey a feeling that you think perhaps you're better than anyone else. It signifies a bit of arrogance. You can replace that one with "Specialist" and create a warmer feeling in the people who read your messages.
When you think about all the emotions that words carry, and how important it is to choose just the right ones, don't you feel sorry for people who are trying to grasp English as their second language? I sure do!