We all know I am and I'm are same but recently I figure out there is a bit difference.

When we said I'm a programmer, the feeling is like just normal telling other, but while you said I am a programmer it feels more like I'm proud to be a programmer, although is you said hardly I'm a programmer it'll still get the feel, but I think the I am one got more feeling.

Am I correct for the thought? Does I am and I'm really makes others feel different?

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    Definitely depends on the context. I suppose in normal casual conversation you'd normally use I'm, so by actually taking time to say I am, you're consciously making the effort to emphasise the statement, which might be interpreted as you stated. – Ben Mansley Dec 15 '17 at 13:14
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    If you're talking about the words alone, there is no difference. If you're talking about tone of voice, there could be all the difference in the world… and still, the spelling would hardly be relevant. – Robbie Goodwin Dec 16 '17 at 22:01
  • If it's in writing "I am" would be formal, where as "I'm" is informal, therefore "I am" might appear more professional and consequently insinuate to the reader you take pride in being a programmer. If you're talking about the tone of voice, your intonation will make worlds of difference... – 3kstc Jul 14 '18 at 13:34

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