feeling and emotion words in English

Feeling and Emotion Words in English

Human beings display emotions at all times, depending on how they feel. According to the psychologist and researcher on emotions, Paul Ekman, ‘Emotions are a process, a particular kind of automatic appraisal influenced by our evolutionary and personal past, in which we sense that something important to our welfare is occurring, and a set of psychological changes and emotional behaviours begins to deal with the situation.

Paul Ekman categorised human emotions in the following six types:

1. Enjoyment

2. Sadness

3. Fear

4. Anger

5. Disgust

6. Surprise

Enjoyment:

happy

loving

relieved

content

amused

joyful

proud

excited

peaceful

satisfied

Sadness:

lonely

heartbroken

gloomy

disappointed

hopeless

grieved

unhappy

lost

troubled

miserable

Fear:

worried

nervous

anxious

terrified

panicked

horrified

desperate

confused

stressed

Anger:

annoyed

frustrated

bitter

salty

infuriated

irritated

mad

cheated

vengeful

insulted

Disgust:

disliked

offended

horrified

uncomfortable

nauseated

disturbed

withdrawn

Surprise:

amazed

astonished

astounded

awed

awestruck

dumbfounded

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