^ the 'emotionally involved' approach is pretty common these days, on the internet at any rate.
FWIW I (and I'm sure a lot of others) also have difficulties being, eh, 'unemotionally' direct -- but my problem is I dont say what I want to say (for whatever reasons**), and then when it does eventually get said, it comes out angry, or upset, instead of straight-forward and direct. Which not good, especially when dealing with people face to face. (But I'm getting better over the years.)
** e.g. think I shouldnt say that, etc.