That ain't a bad thing.
I'm not really saying it's just an awareness, it involves an active component as well. There are two scenarios:oh ok. But that is usually the case, isn't it? As in, one is consciously aware of why they're feeling that emotion at that particular point in time. The rational identification of the triggers and all that. Which is precisely why it can be expressed, isn't it?
1. I feel some of the emotion in me, but I add to it or take away from it depending on how appropriate it is to the situation.
2. I think that a particular situation demands a particular emotional response (i.e., the response that best resolves it involves the expression of some amount of emotion).
So I express the emotion because I know it's appropriate (and I'm using the emotion to express my opinion, almost, in a sense), not necessarily because I am feeling it at that strength.