Emotions of Having: happiness; Joy; pride; guilt and Jealousy; Emotions of not having: Anger; sadness; distress; grief; despair.
PURPOSE OF EMOTIONS 1. Motivation. Emotions act to motivate us. Motivations are felt in the body. Our muscles tense or relax. Our emotions can make us feel uncomfortable or comfortable. 2. Internal Signal. When we think about something that contradicts our values, our emotions will tell us that this is bad. When we think about something that could hurt us, our emotions will tell us that this is not a good idea. Just by imagining what might happen, our emotions are still triggered and hence let us make better decisions. 3. Social Signals. We generally wear our hearts on our sleeves, as our inner emotions are displayed in our outer bodies. Our faces, in particular have around 90 muscles 30 of which have the sole purpose of signalling emotion to other people. Signals are generally very useful; as they help others decide how to behave towards
A guide to personal development