Emotion

Emotion

Understand your emotions in order to master your emotions

what is it ?

An emotion is a positive or negative reaction to a perceived or remembered object, event or circumstance accompanied by subjective feelings. Emotions help us to to approach some things and withdraw from others. They provide visible cues that help other people know key aspects of our thoughts and desires.

There are a range of different types of emotions, that is shared by all humans, these emotions are referred to as basic emotions. These are the type of emotions that are innate, it’s in our genes, we are born with it.

  • Happiness
  • Fear
  • Disgust
  • Sadness
  • Surprise
  • Interest
  • Joy
  • Rage
  • Shame
  • Anguish
how does it work ?

Even though it might seem that all emotions are innate, learning emotions while developing also play a role and it can not be considered outside of the culture and society of the individual.
Control your emotion by understanding the types of emotion we go through on a daily basis.
Positive and negative emotions are not opposite sides of the coin, you can experience both negative and positive emotion at the same time.

Approach Emotions (Love, Happiness)

 We all know what happiness feels like, the problem is staying high on being happy.. Sooner or later a asshole is gonna fuck up your mood.

What kinds of events make us happy ?

  • Money
  • Better social economic status
  • Better living conditions
  • Happiness is dependent on culture (focus on self in comparison to culture)
  • People gauge themselves according to their reference group ( weight etc.)
  • Happy people pay less attention than unhappy people to what they have achieved relative to other people.
  • Events at the level of the person affects happiness ( Assertive people seem to be happier than non assertive people ).
  • Some biological factors affects happiness – 50 % genes.

Expressing Emotions

  • Emotions occur in the social context or family, friends and culture.
  • Social stimuli trigger emotions, emotions in turn serve social roles, these roles range from communicating to providing connections among people.
  • Emotional experience is a private affair.
  • Emotional expression is crucial for our daily interactions with other people.
  • We learn display rules from our culture ( a rule that indicates when, to whom, and how strongly certain emotions can be shown)
    Display rules reflect the way things are done in a particular region, class religion or ethnic culture.

Body language : Broadcasting feelings

  • Very effective in conveying an emotion
  • Men and women differ in characteristic non-verbal communication
  • Men (restless) Woman (expressive)
  • Woman can register non-verbal cues differently (Happiness – Woman) (Men – anger)
  • Plays an important role in conveying sexual interest
  • Men (Open postures, watched woman)
  • Woman (avoided eye contact, uncrossed arms and legs,present their body and rotated to the side)
    closed postures means no interest.
  • Children who watched more television where better at judging emotional expression

Controlling Emotions

Display rules indicate that we can voluntary control our emotional expression.
Even dampen down the bodily mechanisms that underlie emotions
Emotion affects cognition
Positive emotions facilitate verbal tasks but interfere with spatial tasks
Negative emotions have the opposite affect

Display rules indicate that we can voluntary control our emotional expression.
Even dampen down the bodily mechanisms that underlie emotions
Emotion affects cognition
Positive emotions facilitate verbal tasks but interfere with spatial tasks
Negative emotions have the opposite affect

“Emotion is a complex mixture that arises from the “whispers and shouts” of the body as filtered through the expectations and interpretations of the mind”  -Unknown

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