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1. Of or relating to emotion: the emotive aspect of symbols.
2. Characterized by, expressing, or exciting emotion: an emotive trial lawyer; the emotive issue of gun control.

e·mo′tive·ly adv.
e·mo′tive·ness, e′mo·tiv′i·ty (ē′mō-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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The emotivity of the speaker is expressed with similar diversity and density, especially in the syntax.
When these traits reach a certain intensity exceeding average, they leave their mark on the personality and when it emphasizes even more, come to disturb the structure of personality: emotivity = 87.5%; anxiety = 75%.
The reflection takes into consideration two criteria: personal (interaction between emotivity and rationality) and operational (interaction between critical reading and creative expression).
Some personality traits such as emotivity, impulsivity, liability, dominance of the affectivity, tip the balance toward suicidal behavior.
Psychoeducation of family members is the most researched therapy in terms of schizophrenia; (21) since the 1980s, studies have been carried out on the relationship between high emotivity expressed by the family and the course of the illness, and lower rates of relapse are reported in patients whose families receive this treatment, even at a nine-month (22) and two-year follow-up.
This attitudinal and axiological underdeterminacy does not undermine the possibility for establishing the prototypical denotative meaning of evaluative markers from which pragmatic effects are derived, ranging from ludicity, "meiosis, diminitivum puerile, child/lover/pet-centred speech situations, emotivity, familiarity and intimacy, sympathy and empathy" (Crocco-Galeas 2002:153) to derogation, dismissal, pejorative attitude, etc.
We do not find Gadda's overcharged emotivity and magmatic language, yet Comisso's elegant and untroubled prose presents us with a fragmentary view of the battlefield:
Millon and Davis (1996) characterized these personality patterns by marked impulsivity, dramaticism, excessive emotivity and emotional instability.
This is the task that aims at "subordinating the spontaneous emotivity of the subjective ego to its self-determination." Id.