Our life is full of emotions.
There are many emotions
Below vocabulary shows how
But below list as long as it is still doesn't capture the complexity of human feelings.....
Some cultures found a way to express some of the feelings that English can't. You can read about them here. (Hyperlink to fancy emotion words)
ANGER, APATHY, and HATRED
Soft Anger and Apathy
Annoyed ~ Apathetic ~ Bored ~ Certain ~ Cold ~ Crabby ~ Cranky ~ Critical ~ Cross ~
Detached ~ Displeased ~ Frustrated ~ Impatient ~ Indifferent ~ Irritated ~ Peeved ~ Rankled
Medium (or Mood-State) Anger
Affronted ~ Aggravated ~ Angry ~ Antagonized ~ Arrogant ~ Bristling ~ Exasperated ~ Incensed ~ Indignant ~ Inflamed ~ Mad ~ Offended ~ Resentful ~ Riled up ~ Sarcastic
Intense Anger and Hatred
Aggressive ~ Appalled ~ Belligerent ~ Bitter ~ Contemptuous ~ Disgusted ~ Furious ~ Hateful ~ Hostile ~ Irate ~ Livid ~ Menacing ~ Outraged ~ Ranting ~ Raving ~ Seething ~ Spiteful ~ Vengeful ~ Vicious ~ Vindictive ~ Violent
SHAME and GUILT
Soft Shame and Guilt Abashed ~ Awkward ~ Discomfited ~ Flushed ~ Flustered ~ Hesitant ~ Humble ~ Reticent ~ Self-conscious ~ Speechless ~ Withdrawn Medium (or Mood-State) Shame and Guilt Ashamed ~ Chagrined ~ Contrite ~ Culpable ~ Embarrassed ~ Guilty ~ Humbled ~ Intimidated ~ Penitent ~ Regretful ~ Remorseful ~ Reproachful ~ Rueful ~ Sheepish Intense Shame and Guilt Belittled ~ Degraded ~ Demeaned ~ Disgraced ~ Guilt-ridden ~ Guilt-stricken ~ Humiliated ~ Mortified ~ Ostracized ~ Self-condemning ~ Self-flagellating ~ Shamefaced ~ Stigmatized ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FEAR, ANXIETY and PANIC~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Soft Fear and Anxiety Alert ~ Apprehensive ~ Cautious ~ Concerned ~ Confused ~ Curious ~ Disconcerted ~ Disoriented ~ Disquieted ~ Doubtful ~ Edgy ~ Fidgety ~ Hesitant ~ Indecisive ~ Insecure ~ Instinctive ~ Intuitive ~ Leery ~ Pensive ~ Shy ~ Timid ~ Uneasy ~ Watchful Medium (or Mood-State) Fear and Anxiety Afraid ~ Alarmed ~ Anxious ~ Aversive ~ Distrustful ~ Fearful ~ Jumpy ~ Nervous ~ Perturbed ~ Rattled ~ Shaky ~ Startled ~ Suspicious ~ Unnerved ~ Unsettled ~ Wary ~ Worried Intense Fear and Panic Filled with Dread ~ Horrified ~ Panicked ~ Paralyzed ~ Petrified ~ Phobic ~ Shocked ~ Terrorized 2 ©Dynamic Emotional Integration® All rights reserved. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~JEALOUSY & ENVY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Soft Jealousy & Envy Disbelieving ~ Distrustful ~ Insecure ~ Protective ~ Suspicious ~ Vulnerable Medium (or Mood-State) Jealousy & Envy Covetous ~ Demanding ~ Desirous ~ Envious ~ Jealous ~ Threatened Intense Jealousy & Envy Avaricious ~ Gluttonous ~ Grasping ~ Greedy ~ Green with Envy ~ Persistently Jealous ~ Possessive Resentful ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HAPPINESS, CONTENTMENT, and JOY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Soft Happiness Amused ~ Calm ~ Encouraged ~ Friendly ~ Hopeful ~ Inspired ~ Jovial ~ Open ~ Peaceful ~ Smiling Upbeat Medium (or Mood-State) Happiness and Contentment Cheerful ~ Contented ~ Delighted ~ Excited ~ Fulfilled ~ Glad ~ Gleeful ~ Gratified ~ Happy ~ Healthy Self-esteem ~ Joyful ~ Lively ~ Merry ~ Optimistic ~ Playful ~ Pleased ~ Proud ~ Rejuvenated ~ Satisfied Intense Happiness, Contentment, and Joy Awe-filled ~ Blissful ~ Ecstatic ~ Egocentric ~ Elated ~ Enthralled ~ Euphoric ~ Exhilarated ~ Giddy ~ Jubilant ~ Manic ~ Overconfident ~ Overjoyed ~ Radiant ~ Rapturous ~ Self-aggrandized ~ Thrilled ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SADNESS, GRIEF, and DEPRESSION~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Soft Sadness Contemplative ~ Disappointed ~ Disconnected ~ Distracted ~ Grounded ~ Listless ~ Low ~ Steady ~ Regretful ~ Wistful Medium (or Mood-State) Sadness, Grief, and Depression Dejected ~ Discouraged ~ Dispirited ~ Down ~ Downtrodden ~ Drained ~ Forlorn ~ Gloomy ~ Grieving ~ Heavy-hearted ~ Melancholy ~ Mournful ~ Sad ~ Sorrowful ~ Weepy ~ World-weary Intense Sadness, Grief, and Depression Anguished ~ Bereaved ~ Bleak ~ Depressed ~ Despairing ~ Despondent ~ Grief-stricken ~ Heartbroken ~ Hopeless ~ Inconsolable ~ Morose ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~DEPRESSION and SUICIDAL URGES~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Soft Depression and Suicidal Urges Apathetic ~ Constantly Irritated, Angry, or Enraged (see the Anger list above) ~ Depressed ~ Discouraged ~ Disinterested ~ Dispirited ~ Feeling Worthless ~ Flat ~ Helpless ~ Humorless ~ Impulsive ~ Indifferent ~ Isolated ~ Lethargic ~ Listless ~ Melancholy ~ Pessimistic ~ Purposeless ~ Withdrawn ~ World-weary 3 ©Dynamic Emotional Integration® All rights reserved. Medium (or Mood-State) Depression and Suicidal Urges Bereft ~ Crushed ~ Desolate ~ Despairing ~ Desperate ~ Drained ~ Empty ~ Fatalistic ~ Hopeless ~ Joyless ~ Miserable ~ Morbid ~ Overwhelmed ~ Passionless ~ Pleasureless ~ Sullen Intense Suicidal Urges Agonized ~ Anguished ~ Bleak ~ Death-seeking ~ Devastated ~ Doomed ~ Gutted ~ Nihilistic ~ Numbed ~ Reckless ~ Self-destructive ~ Suicidal ~ Tormented ~ Tortured ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Note: If you’re feeling any level of suicidal urges, don’t feel as if you have to wait until you’re in the throes of torment to reach out for help. If you can learn to catch your suicidal urges when they’re in the soft stage, you can often stop yourself from falling into the pit of anguish. In the territory of the suicidal urge, your capacity for emotional awareness and sensitivity can literally save your life! If you or anyone you know is feeling suicidal, free and confidential help is available. In the U.S., you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For other countries, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has a list of crisis and suicide prevention centers throughout the world. In Canada, see the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. How to Be Helpful to Someone Who Is Threatening Suicide (from the NSPL website) Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide. Be willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings. Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life. Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support. Don’t dare him or her to do it. Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you. Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support. Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance. Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills. Get help from people or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Thank you for your emotional fluency and your willingness to reach out. Thank you for bringing more emotional awareness and empathy to our waiting world. Excerpted from The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill by Karla McLaren, M.Ed. (2013, Sounds True).