Emojis that
 make you
more likable

Gen Zers have called out the popular thumbs-up emoji for being "rude" and "hostile, "going so far as to say that they feel attacked when ever they see it used in the Workplace, but other emoji scan be used to help you come across as "more likable."

A recent study conducted by Adobe surveyed 5,000 emoji users from the United State sand found when, why and how Americans are using emojis, including the ones to help you become "Miss or Mr. Congeniality."

The emoji blowing a heart kiss, the blushing smiley circled byhearts and the heart-eyed emoji were rated as the top three emoticons that "make you more likable."

"For younger people, the thumbs-up emoji is used to be really passive aggressive."

Kamile Demir
Computer scientist at Adobe

Using the right emoji -especially in
the workplace positively impacts likability(69%) and credibility (59%).

When emojis are used incorrectly it could lead to some uncomfortable situations, like when your baby sitter takes your kissy emoji the wrong way. Sometimes just a simple smiley will do.

"One of my favorite things about emoji is their ever-changing nature. Meaning only arises in the context of communication with others, and emoji can mean whatever you want them to mean."

Paul D. Hunt,
Typeface designer and font  developer at Adobe

About 50% of Americans use emojis differently from their intended meanings, which often vary by generation and with pop culture trends.

The most misunderstood emoji at the moment is the smiley wearing a cowboy hat According to Emojipedia, iit" may convey a sense of exuberance, whimsy, confidence, adventure or other sentiments," but other websites list a variety of other meanings.