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Spiritual concepts

Emotions examples

Emotions are the output of the function of Emotion.  Emotions thus also are Contrasting and have Intensity.  In the tables that follow I have provided some example emotions.  The list is not intended to be exhaustive.

The table is different from the one I used to show Example Emotions with their Intensity.  In the table here I have tried to add a lot more examples of feelings to show just how many emotions we seem to possess.  What is also rather interesting on analysis is that we seem better at finding words for and expressing the 'negative' emotions than we do the positive ones

Out of interest I have also shown how the Greeks used gods to personify these functions – the Greek god is shown in the extra column of the tables. 

In reading the table you should be able to see that for each emotional output which is generated there will be a function of Emotion that generates that emotional output.

 

The feeling of …

The contrasting feeling of

Archetypes or gods

Affection, liking, adoration, fondness

Dislike

 

Arousal, desire, lust, passion, infatuation

Coolness, frigidity

 

Attraction

Repulsion, Disgust,  contempt, loathing

 

Bliss, elation, ecstasy, euphoria

Emotional pain, distress

Psyche was the Greek goddess of emotional pain

Bravery, fearlessness, courage, confidence

Fearfulness, timidity, terror, dread, alarm, shock, fright, horror

 

Calmness, tranquillity, placidity, being at ease, peacefulness

Panic, nervousness, agitation, anxiety, restlessness, over excitement, feverishness, torment, hysteria, tenseness, uneasiness, apprehension, being worried, being distressed

Both Irene and Venus represented the peaceful state.
Pan was the god of panic [which is where the term derives] and Oizys was the personification of misery and  the goddess of distress, worry, and anxiety. Her Latin name is Miseria, from which the English word 'misery' is derived.

Calmness, control

Anger, fury, rage, outrage, wrath, hostility, ferociousness, bitterness, scorn, spite, vengefulness

 The Furies personified fury and rage - Erinyes – Alecto

Calmness, not manic

Frenzied, manic

Dionysius in part personified the feelings of frenzy

Cheerfulness, jollity, joviality, being merry, mirthfulness, amusement, gleefulness

Sulleness, dourness,  being glum,  being gloomy, moodiness, sulkiness

 

Contentment

Discontentment,  regretfulness, resentfulness, envy, covetousness, jealousy

 

Being energetic, dynamism, enthusiasm,  zestfulness, eagerness

Fatigue, tiredness, weariness

 

Excitement, being thrilled, exhilaration, enthrallment, rapture

Being bored, boredom

 

Happiness, Joyfulness

Unhappiness, sorrow, misery, melancholy, grief, despair, dejection, being morose, sadness, woefulness, depression

The Graces personified Joy and happiness
Oizys represented aspects of misery, along with Moros.  Moros was the personification of Doom or the feelings of being morose

Hope, optimism

Despair, hopelessness, pessimism

 

Inclusion, not being lonely

Loneliness, exclusion, being ostracised, alienation, isolation, neglect, rejection

 

Innocence, blamelessness

Guilt, shame, regret, remorse

 

Passion, enthusiasm

Antipathy

 

Being pleased, not annoyed

Aggravation, irritation,  annoyance, grouchiness, grumpiness, being cross, being miffed, being nettled, being peeved, being 'pissed off', being riled

 

Being pleased, not frustrated or exasperated

Exasperated, frustrated, displeased, dismayed, disappointed

 

Not in pain

In Pain, in agony, suffering, hurt, in anguish

Algea was the Greek god of pain

Pity, sympathy, empathy

Pitylessness, callousness

 

Pride,  triumph

Humilility, mortification, embarrassment

 

Relief

Being burdened

 

Being secure or safe

Insecurity

 

Being sober, sobriety

Being intoxicated

Dionysius and Bacchus both personified feelings of intoxication

Surprise, Amazement, astonishment, being astounded, being stunned

Not being surprised, unsurprised

 

Observations

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