The Difference Between Emotions And Feelings And How They Function To Improve Relations With Self, Family Members And Friends
Hi guys and girls. I hope you are having a fantastic day. Today I will be covering a fun mytake on the different types of emotions and their functions. I was inspired by a cognitive behavioral class that I lectured for. I noticed that whenever you ask someone to "name an emotion" they will more than likely name a feeling. Feelings and emotions are completely different. An emotion is "a conscious mental reaction (such as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body". A feeling is "an emotional state or reaction". The easiest way to understand the difference is that a feeling is what you experience after having an emotion. So feelings are not emotions they are just feelings. While there are many emotions and feelings, I have condensed this MyTake to include only primary emotions and their functions.
Objective: After Reading This Article You Should Be Able To Understand Yourself A Little Better As Well As Your Family, Friends, And Relatives. You Should Be Able to Name An Emotion And A Feeling. You Will Also Be Able To Determine If That Emotion Serves A Purpose.
This is one of my shorter MyTakes. If you need any follow up mytakes for the additional emotions or secondary emotions please leave feedback and comments below. Please review the visual aid below 👇👇👇👇before reading.
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The function of joy is to activate the reward system and give you the feeling of satisfaction.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Happiness, Contentment, Grateful, Excited
This emotion primarily functions to let others around you know that you are seeking approval and acceptance.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Humiliation, Guilt, Embarrassment, Awkwardness
Anger has many functions. Anger can motivate, influence quick decision making, and protect you from feeling vulnerable or afraid. Anger is always shown in a negative light and that's because people use it as a way to protect themselves and their insecurities. But an emotion is just a feeling. It's neither good nor bad.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Frustrated, Annoyed, Envious, Jealous, Mad
Disgust functions to help us to reject things that are unhealthy or provide an unpleasant experience.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Averse, Apathetic, Repulsive, Contempt
Sadness functions to let your body know you need healing.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Depressed, Pain And Hurt, Grief And Sorrow, Unhappiness
Fear functions to influence survival and safety.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Insecure, Anxious, Vulnerable, Scared
Love functions to influence connections and relationships. Which are proven to aid in survival and longevity.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Affection Adoration, Connected, Caring
Surprise functions to let you know something is out of the ordinary. This will activate the fight or flight response or just give you a burst of adrenaline to ensure your survival.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Astonished, Distracted, Startled, Overwhelmed
Trust functions to allow yourself to rely on others to aid in survival and getting your needs met. This emotion can give you confidence and sometimes validation.
🖤Secondary Emotions/Feelings: Assured, Hopeful, Secure, Confident
Authors Note🌺: Thanks for reading and leaving helpful feedback. If you need any follow up mytakes about emotions please leave a comment. There are a lot of studies on which emotions are considered primary and secondary. This information is the most relevant and current for this topic. This is also a short take I did not cover everything. If you want the extended version please direct message me. I hope you will be able to understand yourself and others better. *That's the purpose and motivation behind my collection of MyTakes. ♥️💋
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